A policy on telecommuting (also known as working remotely) that minimizes an employer's risk of liability by setting out expectations for the employee and explaining the employer's responsibilities. This policy can be incorporated into an employee handbook or used as a stand-alone policy document. This Standard Document applies only to private workplaces. It is jurisdiction neutral. State or local law may impose additional or different requirements but this document will be useful and relevant to employers in every state. This Standard Document has integrated notes with important explanations and drafting tips.