The impact on occupational risk prevention of teleworking from different locations

From the standpoint of occupational risk prevention, the possibility of teleworking from different locations can involve an increase in costs, as well as difficulties in ensuring that workers are adequately protected from the risks of their job position. An employer’s obligation to assess occupational risks is associated with the job position in question. Such assessment […]

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Spain: Compensation for teleworking expenses is not to be included in the social security contribution base

According to the Social Security General Treasury’s Noticias RED bulletin 3/2021, compensation paid by employers to their workers for expenses linked to teleworking arrangements is to be excluded from the contribution base. Royal Decree-Law 28/2020 of September 22, 2020 on remote working was published on September 22, 2020, and later became Remote Working Law 10/2021 […]

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Spain: The National Appellate Court outlines the requirements relating to teleworking agreements and the consequences of non-compliance

Distance working is proving a challenge for employers, and its implementation in practice needs to be regulated internally. A judgment of the National Appellate Court has set out the key aspects to be considered in relation to teleworking agreements. Teleworking is defined as “distance working carried out through the use, exclusively or primarily, of information, […]

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Teleworking can help to reduce absenteeism

  The pandemic in which we have lived since March 2020 has entailed the unavoidable and unexpected implementation of the teleworking system, without any possibility of previously analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of this type of work, and even without there being sufficient regulations on the matter when it all began. Teleworking, in jobs where […]

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‘Do not disturb’: Digital disconnection and training in the workplace in times of teleworking and COVID-19

Over the last few months the use of distance working in all its forms as a means of promoting flexibility and striking a work/life balance, as a temporary measure to contain COVID-19, is now commonplace in numerous sectors and companies. In this post we analyze the implications of telework in connection with the right to […]

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Teleworking: the importance of a good agreement

To avoid possible legal problems relating to working remotely or teleworking, it is essential for an agreement to be reached between the company and worker that suitably regulates this form of working. The fact that teleworking is here to stay is a reality that has been highlighted by the current health crisis and imminent entry […]

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