European Guide to Support Employers: Teleworking in Europe

Date: October 30, 2020

The global spread of Covid-19 is forcing employers worldwide to introduce teleworking. In Europe there are no uniform regulations for the introduction of telework, except for the voluntary European framework agreement from 2002, which only contains a general legal framework. However, this agreement is not binding law for the EU member states.

In the absence of uniform rules, employers who employ workers in different European countries live with the constant risk of violating country-specific regulations. To help employers, make the best decision for their company, the European Employment Group of Andersen have developed a practice guide that provides employers with important information on the introduction and implementation of telework in the individual European countries.

Our partner Anastasios Triantafyllos contributed to this effort by providing high level overview of the measures that the Greek government is taking in response to the COVID 19 and teleworking. Nicky Xenofontos Fournia prepared the Cypriot Chapter of the Guide.

In this sense and on top of that, the Employment Group of Andersen will celebrate a webinar on Thursday November 19th, 2020 (4.00 pm CET), where a general and updated overview of the regulatory situation of teleworking in Europe will be given, focusing on aspects such as its voluntary or compulsory nature, how telework (remote from home) works with the right to digital disconnection, business obligations regarding health and safety during teleworking, as well as other issues of interest such as data protection, confidentiality or the obligation of companies, if apply, to pay the expenses derived from teleworking.

The webinar will serve to provide a general overview of these and other issues of maximum interest in relation to teleworking, as well as explaining the methodology used in the guide (publication on teleworking in Europe) drawn up by the Andersen Employment Law through its lawyers located in the different countries in Europe, so that it can be a useful tool in the face of many of the doubts that may arise in this area in the near future.

To attend this webinar please click here. Once you have done so, you will receive the data to access it.

Read the guide here