Regulating telework and occupational safety and health in a post-COVID world

Telework looks likely to become a permanent feature of employment for many organisations following the COVID-19 pandemic. But to what extent is this form of work covered by legislation to protect workers?
A new report — informed by a survey of EU-OSHA’s national focal points and a literature review — examines how telework is regulated at EU and national levels, and the changes and policy debates that have emerged in response to the pandemic.
The definition of telework, and workers’ rights to telework and to disconnect are among the areas addressed by changes to national legislation and initiatives aimed at better protecting workers in the post-COVID era.

Read the full report Regulating telework in a post-COVID-19 Europe

For tips on safe and healthy teleworking, check out the Healthy Workplaces Stop the Pandemic web section