If you think just because you work from home you're exempt from smoking regulations, you're wrong.
The TPCA restricts smoking in public and certain private places including your home office.
But only under these two conditions.
Two smoking restrictions you must adhere to if your work from home
Smoking isn't allowed in a private dwelling where you use it for:
'In these circumstances, a person can only smoke in a designated smoking area. This area must comply with the prescribed requirements of a designated smoking area,' warns The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service.
This includes ensuring no one smokes outside the designated smoking area. You must also have a notice in the area that says 'the area is a designated outdoor smoking area and that no person under the age of 18 is allowed in the smoking area.'
According to the TPCA, you could pay up to R50 000 in penalties if you fail to do this.
If you work from home, ensure you adhere to these smoking restrictions to avoid hefty fines.
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