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Developing a Long-Term Remote Work Policy

As restrictions related to COVID-19 continue to ease in British Columbia and employers are given the green light to return employees to the workplace, the ability to continue working remotely is top of mind for employers and employees alike. For those employers that wish to maintain some level of remote working, now is the time to begin developing a clear and comprehensive long-term remote work policy.  While non-exhaustive, the following may serve as a starting point in terms of what to include:

  • Eligibility: a remote work policy should frame remote work as a privilege and include clear eligibility requirements
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L’accord national interprofessionnel du 26 novembre 2020 : « soft law » à la française

Le télétravail s’est largement développé en France au fil des années, et naturellement, ce mode de travail a été particulièrement utilisé, bon gré mal gré, par les entreprises au cours de l’année 2020, à la faveur de la crise sanitaire, et des recommandations (plus ou moins liantes) du Gouvernement.

Les bases du télétravail ont été posées par un accord national interprofessionnel signé par les partenaires sociaux en 2005 (étendu en 2006), dont certaines dispositions ont été transposées par une loi du 22 mars 2012 dans le Code du travail. Ces règles ont eu pour objet de créer un véritable statut … Continue Reading

Could homeworking be a thing of the past?

You may have read in the UK press recently that a leading internet company has instructed its Head of Human Resources to issue a memo to staff stating that there will be no more remote working. Could this mean the beginning of the end for homeworking?

This development is interesting because companies witin the technical sector are considered to be in the vanguard of atypical working practices and in many ways they are innovative in schemes aimed at increasing employee engagement.

The company memo states that “to become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important … Continue Reading

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