District of Columbia Telecommuting laws & HR compliance analysis
District of Columbia Telecommuting: What you need to know
The district government does not discourage telecommuting, but it also seeks to balance the practice with the economic interests of the city.
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The district Human Resources department provides a detailed telecommuting work agreement for district workers seeking to work remotely, as well as an information guide. They can be accessed at dchr.dc.gov.
Section 910.1 of the D.C. Municipal Regulations requires an employer to pay the cost of purchasing and maintaining any tools required of the employee in performance of the employer’s business. A local attorney should be consulted as to whether equipment is required in situations in which the employee’s remote work is entirely voluntary.