Working from home involves more than just giving staff access to the company’s systems which enable them to work from home.

The employer has health and safety obligations which apply regardless of where the employee is working. Depending on the circumstances, the employer might need to ensure that it manages hazards that could emerge for employees working from home.

Tips on Working Remotely

  • ensure your people are equipped with laptops, mobile phones and internet access
  • ensure you have an updated working from home policy, if not, please don’t hesitate to contact us
  • encourage daily check-ins, phone calls etc., to ensure everyone is on tract (do you have everyone’s contact details?)

For more information, please see Employment New Zealand’s update.

If you have any questions, or need assistance with policies or HR advice, please contact the Hello Monday team at 09 377 5200.