All approved telecommuting arrangements require both the supervisor and employee to sign a Telecommuting Agreement. The Telecommuting Agreement specifies the terms and conditions of the agreed upon arrangement, which includes verification that the alternate location provides a workspace that is free from safety and fire hazards. In the agreement, the employee holds the employer harmless from any and all claims from the employee working in the alternate location, except Workers’ Compensation claims. It also documents the responsibilities for both parties and establishes expectations regarding work hours and performance for the employee. It acknowledges the special importance of effective communication between the employee and supervisor in telecommuting arrangements and includes provisions for making communication a priority.