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By Debra Roth

Q & A Session – Mandatory Teleworking

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Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.

Q:

Does a federal agency have the legal right to order an employee to telework without it being part of the official job description?

A:

Yes. An agency can determine where work is to be performed. Most federal employees prefer telework, but, admittedly, it is not the best option for everyone.

 

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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