Employees who were able to work from home are now doing so. Although we will be working in our own home there are requirements as employees that we all must still adhere to. Other than being in a different location, as employees expectations remain the same including:
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Working from home has become a necessity for most companies due to COVID-19.
Social distancing is one of the only proven tactics for curbing virus outbreaks. Major companies are asking their employees to work from home (WFH) to keep their workforce safe and productive. Forbes shares some advice from veteran WFH professionals and guidance from experts who can help you be productiveâ€”and happyâ€”while working from home in their article â€˜How to Stay Productive if youâ€™re Working from Homeâ€™. Specifically, they focus on how to be productive and how to remain connected to your team when you no longer need a badge to get your into your office.
To be productive:
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You may find some more useful information to help you as you work from home below:
For employees who are working from home, you may be interested in finding out where you stand from a tax perspective. The Australian Tax Office provides information on their website.
If you're an employee who regularly works from home, you may be able to claim a deduction for expenses relating to that work. These are generally home office running expenses, and phone and internet expenses.In limited circumstances you may also be able to claim occupancy expenses. One such circumstance is if your home is your principal place of business. If that is the case you should refer to running your business from home. The other situations where you may be entitled to claim occupancy expenses are addressed on the ATO website.
For employees who may be working from home with children in the house. Here are a few articles containing some great activity ideas to keep your children occupied:
Coronavirus (COVID19) requires that we work and study from home to limit the spread of the outbreak.
How can you work and study from home effectively?
This video provides 10 tips for things that you can do to help you be more productive and efficient while working remotely.