[Jamaica] Ensure work from home arrangements are legally sound

[Jamaica] Ensure work from home arrangements are legally sound
30 Sep 2020

Employers in Jamaica who have adopted working-from-home arrangements for their employees are being urged to make sure their arrangements are legally sound. Even without specific legislation addressing occupational health and safety. Jamaica Observer spoke with an employment law expert at Employment Matters Caribbean to learn more.

Carla-Anne Harris Roper - principal consultant and attorney-at-law - said that, though Jamaica does not have a legislative framework in the form of an Occupational Health and Safety Act, there are provisions in the form of case law that can provide guidance in the event that an employee is injured while working from home. Jamaica Observer details Ms Roper’s advice for employers.

Employers in Jamaica who have adopted working-from-home arrangements for their employees are being urged to make sure their arrangements are legally sound. Even without specific legislation addressing occupational health and safety. Jamaica Observer spoke with an employment law expert at Employment Matters Caribbean to learn more.

Carla-Anne Harris Roper - principal consultant and attorney-at-law - said that, though Jamaica does not have a legislative framework in the form of an Occupational Health and Safety Act, there are provisions in the form of case law that can provide guidance in the event that an employee is injured while working from home. Jamaica Observer details Ms Roper’s advice for employers.