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Working From Home Kit

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Preparing your employees for remote working? Clear documentation will assist you and your employees during this challenging time and protect your business. Simply join for free to download:

Working From Home Policy | Working From Home Checklist | Ergonomics Checklist | Expense Claim Policy (with Claim Form) | Video Call Etiquette Infosheet | Working From Home Claims Shortcut

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Who can use this policy

This policy can be used by all employers.

Commentary

Working from home is becoming increasingly popular as telecommunications technology develops at a rapid rate and workplace participants are increasingly requesting flexible working arrangements to help balance work and family commitments.

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This policy includes provisions dealing with: eligibility criteria; particular conditions that may apply; work health and safety issues; and the home office location.

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Who can use this checklist?

This checklist can be used by all employers.

Commentary

Working from home is becoming increasingly popular as telecommunications technology develops at a rapid rate and workplace participants are increasingly requesting flexible working arrangements to help balance work and family commitments.

This checklist should be used in conjunction with the Working From Home Policy as a tool to ensure compliance when employees are working from home.

More Important Information

The checklist includes a compliance check with the general layout of an employees work space, the supervision requirements for the employee; safety compliance in particular chemical safety, electrical services, ergonomics and first aid/injury management. If you identify hazards in the workplace of an employee who is working from home, you should take steps to ensure that these hazards and the risks associated are minimised.

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Who can use this policy

This policy can be used by all employers.

Commentary

This general Expense Claim Policy outlines the procedure to be followed by employees in seeking reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties. The policy also includes an Expense Reimbursement Claim Form which can be provided to an employee to complete in order to seek reimbursement.

More Important Information

Further information on how to use this policy can be found on the 'How to use these policies' link on the Policies page of the HR Advance website.

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This checklist is designed to assist in conducting an ergonomic assessment of a workstation setup.

This checklist will help you address the ergonomic/workstation issues in your workplace and reduce the risk of injuries. Complete this checklist for all individual workstations and consult with employees during this process.

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Whether you're new to the world of video conferencing or a veteran, video calls aren't quite the same as face-to-face meetings. Download our free infosheet for tips on what to do, what not to do, and what not to forget when taking work calls remotely.

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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has created a new working from home claim shortcut to make it easier for workers who have recently transitioned to remote work in the wake of COVID-19. You can now claim a rate of 80 cents per hour for your working from home running expenses, rather than calculating them individually. Download our breakdown of how it works and what you need to do.

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