Establishing a Working From Home Policy

During the pandemic (and since), we’ve had many of our clients move to remote working arrangements.  On a one to one basis we’ve discussed many of the problems of employees working out of the province/country.  From losing provincial health coverage, to benefit eligibility failing, to tax and residency issues, employers really need to do their homework before allowing employees to work out of Canada.

For employees working remotely within the province, there are still many considerations that could be covered through a well worded policy.  The article below has a good checklist of sorts that you may find useful.

Aird & Berlis LLP’s Workplace Law Group recently presented a webinar entitled Work From Home: The New Normal? which focused on the continuation of work-from-home (“WFH“) arrangements beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work policies and key considerations for employers when administering such arrangements.

 In this bulletin, we address some of the major themes set out in the questions.

The following list sets out the essential elements of a WFH policy: