Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently announced the release of two new reports that examine remote work before, during, and after the pandemic, and dive into classification of telecommuters and potential implications of an increase in telecommuting on workers’ comp.
The first report is actually the second part of NCCI’s Quarterly Economics Briefing (QEB) for Q4 2020, and is titled Remote Work Before, During, and After the Pandemic.
- Before the pandemic, only 6% of the employed worked primarily from home and about three-quarters of workers had never worked from home
- In May 2020, over one-third of the employed worked from home due to the pandemic—a close match for pre-pandemic estimates of the share of work that could be done remotely
- Office-based business and professional occupations were most likely to implement remote work, with three-quarters of such employees working from home early in the pandemic
- Most workers and employers expect to permanently implement more flexible remote work opportunities after the pandemic
- Increased remote work will negatively affect businesses that support commuters and business travelers, especially in transportation and leisure and hospitality
The second report, Telecommuting and Workers Compensation: What We Know, examines the classification of telecommuters and potential implications of an increase in telecommuting on workers compensation (WC).
- Telecommuting is particularly prevalent in the Office and Clerical industry group, which accounts for almost 60% of total payroll.
- Pandemic-related changes in job duties and other shifts in exposure may result in payroll movement both within and to the Office and Clerical industry group, subsequently impacting the loss experience.
Read the reports:
NCCI: QEB Q4 2020: Remote Work Before, During, and After the Pandemic