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4. Teleworking

Policies and procedures for telework once the business reopens.

Until the reopening of the companies (11 May 2020) telework was mandatory whenever it was possible. Now, it is no longer compulsory, but it remains strongly recommended by the government. This system of telework does not really fit the standard systems of structural or occasional telework, but the National Social Security Office allows employers to give their teleworking employees a monthly cost compensation of which no social security contributions (nor taxes) are due. Although it is not a legal obligation, it is recommended that employers should sign a telework agreement with the employees, or that they would provide a telework policy (the rules can be included in the work rules). More information can be found in our Corona FAQ.

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