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You may agree with your employer that some or all of your work will be done outside the workplace, for example at home. This telecommuting work is generally done using the employer’s equipment.

Telecommuting is also a form of employment in which the employer has the right to direct and the duty to supervise the work, and you must comply with the employer’s instructions and regulations. The employer remains responsible for your occupational health and safety.

It is nevertheless not possible to classify as telecommuting all work that is by nature performed at some location other than the employer’s premises. For example, work on a road or building construction site or as a home care assistant does not constitute telecommuting, even though the employer cannot be continually present in person directing and supervising the work.

Text edited by: Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions – SAK, Confederation of Finnish Industries – EK, Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland – Akava, Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees – STTK, KT Local Government Employers, Labour Market Organisation of the Church – KiT, Office for the Government as Employer – VTML
Updated: 12/11/2018