A home-based worker is an employee who performs his or her job from home rather than a designated workspace at an employer’s site. Home-based workers perform their responsibilities and tasks from home and usually stay in contact with the employer via phone or the internet. This type of arrangement has traditionally been rare but is increasing in popularity due to employer savings and new communication methods. Although the majority of their work is performed at home, home-based workers may sometimes be expected to sporadically visit their employer’s workspace. Other home-based workers are self-employed, providing their own goods or services from their place of residence. From a human resources perspective, these home-based workers can save companies thousands of dollars a year since the company no longer has to provide work space, job materials or other amenities.
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