This Homeworker Agreement is designed to be used where either a new or existing employee has agreed that their main place of work will be elsewhere than the Employer’s office, or in any event in a location which is not under the control of the Employer.
Employers must provide workers and employees with a written statement of their main terms and conditions of employment and this is often known as a Standard Form Section One Statement.
This agreement covers the requirements of a Standard Form Section One Statement. This contract complies with these requirements and must be provided to the employee or worker by day one of employment.
Employers may find that employing staff as Homeworkers considerably reduces their overheads whilst employees are given a greater freedom and the opportunity to work in more comfortable surroundings.
This agreement is drafted to ensure that Employers meet all of their legal obligations to their employees whilst ensuring that the work they receive is still of the standard that they might expect if the employee was in a more controlled environment.
There is a unique ‘Right to Enter’ clause which entitles the employer to enter the employee’s premises at reasonable times in order to inspect company property, carry out risk assessments, and recover company property following termination of employment. Another clause sets out any equipment the company will provide to the employee, how it should be installed and serviced and also covers insurance aspects. There is also an expenses option which sets out reimbursement of pre-approved expenses or alternatively a fixed monthly allowance to cover expenses.
The Homeworker Agreement includes the following sections:
2. Employee Name, Address and Duties
3. Date of Commencement/Continuous Employment
4. Place of Work
5. Work outside the UK
6.Hours of Work
7. Remuneration and Benefits
8. Right to Enter
9. Equipment and Insurance
12. Other paid leave
15. Maternity and Paternity
18. Non-Compulsory Retirement
19. Grievance Procedure
20. Disciplinary Procedure
21. Termination of Employment
23. Employment Policies
24. Collective Agreements
25. Data Protection
26. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
27. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
28. Right to Work in the UK
This agreement is in open format. Fields should be completed where indicated.
Clauses with optional and alternative phrases
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