Commuter Costs: Is Telecommuting The Answer?

Law360, New York (June 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Faced with skyrocketing commuting costs, many employees are asking to telecommute. Not only can telecommuting reduce commuting expenses, if implemented properly, it can provide other valuable benefits to both employers and employees.

When considering either a specific request for telecommuting or the implementation of a telecommuting policy, employers should look at the following:

– Is the individual employee and the work s/he performs suitable?

Has the employee’s in-office performance been satisfactory? Is the employee reliable and a good communicator?

– Can the employee’s supervisor manage a...
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