Renting your home office to the boss?

Working from homeWhy not? Working from home does make life safer in the current pandemic. Does it also mean lower costs for your employer? As an in-house employee the infrastructure to do your work is provided by your employer. Things like a desk, internet connection, bathroom facilities, air conditioning, security and so on. An argument exists for the employee to be given compensation if working from home for either providing those amenities or forgoing them. Without some remuneration the employee may be subsidising the employer. Working from home also has side effects on familial relationships and on the individual, not all beneficial. If working remotely becomes a long-term prospect then the terms and conditions of the employment contract need to be carefully considered.

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