COVID-19 has let home office genie out of the bottle

Changes in the Labour Code reflect changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour market.

Labour Minister Milan KrajniakLabour Minister Milan Krajniak (Source: TASR)

After the novel coronavirus and anti-pandemic measures hit Slovakia earlier this year, home office has become the new norm for those with jobs that can be done outside of their offices. The government has responded to the new situation with a so-called small revision to the Labour Code, redefining the institute of working from home, the rights and duties of employers and employees as well as the self-employed while working from home.

“We needed to adjust the concept of home office because an increasing percentage of people and employers use this way of working in the pandemic,” said Labour Minister Milan Krajniak in early November as cited by the TASR newswire.

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