Pere Vidal, Lawyer of the Labor area of Augusta Abogados, explains in ARA the Draft of the Distance Work Law

Pere Vidal, lawyer at Augusta Abogados and specialist in labour law, intervenes at ARA to comment on the most relevant developments in the draft bill on teleworking drawn up by the Spanish Government.

According to the draft, the employee will have the right to a flexible schedule that he “may alter” as long as he respects the regulations on time and rest work. There will be, however, an exemption, which will be the “compulsory time of availability” set by the company. “For example, the company may require it every day at 12 noon to hold a meeting,” explains Pere Vidal.

It is also necessary to specify the working hours and the “rules of availability” set by the company, which will be the distribution between face-to-face and distance work, the company’s work centre, the usual place of teleworking, the means of control that the company will carry out on the employee’s activity and the duration of the agreement, whether it is indefinite or temporary. “What the preliminary draft does is to adapt the European regulations taking into account the different sentences that have been passed regarding teleworking”, specifies the labour lawyer.


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