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New remote working legislation around the world [Updated]

With the rise of technology, work from home has been a steadily growing trend for many years. Remote working has exploded since spring 2020 with quarantines, workplace closures and lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at least for jobs and industries that do not always require workers to be on-site.

This abrupt worldwide shift to remote work sparked new logistical and structural legal challenges that warranted many countries to pass teleworking legislation, some of which is summarized in this article.
New teleworking legislation varies widely across the countries. While some countries introduced their first teleworking general legal framework, other countries passed more detailed measures. This article will only cover permanent teleworking legislation that has entered into effect since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Temporary COVID-19 related measures, as well as proposed legislation not yet passed as of the publication of this article, will not be addressed.

Colombia

Colombia expands family leave benefits

The Colombian government passed a law (No. 2114/2021) introducing the following changes: Extension of government-paid paternity leave from eight working days to 15 working days (three weeks) Introduction of a government-paid shared parental leave of six weeks The law, which […]

Colombia establishes nursing rooms

On 8 June 2018, Resolution 2423 (complying with Act 1823, 2017) was issued by the Ministry of Health. The resolution establishes the operational and technical requirements for nursing rooms in workplaces. The resolution applies to companies with minimum monthly assets […]

Colombia incentivizes pension contribution

Decree 2250 grants tax benefits to any voluntary pension contribution to the compulsory pension fund, starting December 2017. Voluntary contributions are through payroll and pretax. Tax breaks apply only to contributions up to 30 percent of monthly income or 40 […]