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4. Teleworking

Policies and procedures for telework once the business reopens.

As of 1 June, most services can now be provided throughout the country under certain conditions, while employers have been persuaded to maintain measures for remote work and teleworking for as long as possible during the National Health Emergency. Home-based work and teleworking are two different and separate labour arrangements in Colombia. The former is occasional, temporal, and has been used broadly during the pandemic. On the other hand and during the COVID-19 Emergency, teleworking conditions have been relaxed. Normally, the parties should agree to, or at least have a view towards policies, concerning exceptional shift work rules, occupational risks, labour accident reports, work equipment and extraordinary allowances (payment of utilities, wi-fi), among others (Law 1221 of 2008).

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