How to organize work from home?

May 11, 2020
In a recently conducted membership survey members revealed how members are dealing with legal aspects of remote work from our member company perspective. Three main areas were highlighted: work conditions, well-being of employees and legal aspects. 56% of members admited that there should be immediate revisions in the labor legislation related to remote work.


  • Online anonymous survey sent to 136 members
  • 15 or 11% responses collected
  • Conducted from April 17-April 30

56% of respondents admitted that there should be immediate revisions in the labor legislation related to remote work in emergency situations:

81% or members had no difficulties agreeing with employees on covering costs or providing working tools related to remote work: 

Members suggested numerous solutions for conducting remote work that can be divided in three main areas - work conditions, well-being of employees and legal aspects:

  • Access to the same devices, tools & programs and internet connection as in the office;
  • Support employees with ergonomic working environment;
  • Employees should take full responsibility of their work conditions;
  • Ensure all company security rules are observed;
  • Arrange regular remote meetings for all employees on different themes to keep up team spirit;
  • Check-ins via video conferences, frequent written and webinar updates;
  • Regulation to support working parents;
  • Defined working time and work satefy regulations in accordance with the Labor Safety Law;
  • The liability of employer should be stated accordingly;
  • Absence of any legal ground to require employees to work from home if they wish to work from the office;
  • Ensure employees have electronic signature for remote signing of amendments to labor contract, vacation applications etc.
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