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Author: Lynda Macdonald


This line manager briefing examines the law and good practice on homeworking, including the statutory right for eligible employees to ask to work from home and how you, as line manager, can best address the practical issues associated with homeworking.

Homeworking can provide benefits for an organisation, although homeworking arrangements and the management of homeworkers are not without challenges. However, with careful thought and planning and regular effective communication, an arrangement under which an employee performs some or all of their work from home can be highly productive.

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, many line managers are adjusting to managing their team remotely. This briefing provides guidance on managing homeworkers during the pandemic, and how to handle a return to the workplace.