Charter of remote work


The remote work charter is a document drawn up by a company, often in collaboration with the CSE (Social and Economic Committee) and experts, to define and frame the terms, rights and obligations associated with the practice of remote working. This charter falls within the legal framework defined by the French Labor Code, and aims to facilitate and secure the implementation of remote work within companies.

Application context

Setting up remote work in a company requires precise organization. To ensure that remote working is carried out under optimum conditions, both for the employer and the employee, it is often advisable to draw up a charter. The charter complements the employment contract by setting out specific provisions for remote work.

Standard content of a remote work

How to set up

  • How can an employee request to telework?
  • What activities are eligible for this type of working arrangement?
  • What role does the CSE play in setting up remote work ?

Teleworkers' rights and obligations

  • Working hours, right to disconnect.
  • Communication with employees and employer.
  • Confidentiality clause, data and device security.

The employer's role

  • Supply of tools required for the activity.
  • Ensure IT security and data protection.
  • Remote management: how to maintain communication and social ties?

Material conditions

  • What tools are required to telework?
  • How can we ensure good health in the workplace (ergonomics, prevention of sedentary lifestyles, etc.)?
  • Procedures in the event of a workplace accident remote work.

Social aspects and privacy

  • How do you ensure a work-life balance?
  • Procedures for returning to work on the premises.
  • The importance of communication, both with employees and employers.

Drafting of the remote work

The remote work charter is generally drawn up by the company's HR experts, with the advice and collaboration of the CSE. It can be based on existing models, but must be adapted to the organization and culture of each company. It must be clear, precise and accessible to all employees. It is essential to keep the charter up to date, particularly in light of technological developments, feedback from employees and changes in the legal framework.

Effect of the charter

The remote work charter has more than just a contractual effect. It plays a vital role in remote communication and management. It sets a reassuring framework for employees, clearly defining their rights and obligations, and facilitates dialogue with the employer. Its implementation formalizes remote work and avoids misunderstandings or abuses.

To sum up

The remote work charter is an essential tool for any company wishing to introduce teleworking. It must be drafted with care, taking into account the specific features of each company, the needs of employees and legal obligations. It is a living document, designed to be regularly reviewed and adapted. Thanks to it, remote work can be deployed under the best possible conditions, to the benefit of both employees and employers.

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