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 has sparked new logistical and structural legal challenges that have warranted many countries to pass teleworking legislation, some of which are summarized in this article.


Peru introduces a COVID-19 vaccination leave

The Peruvian government recently passed Law 31334 enabling employees to take up to four hours of paid leave to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus during their working hours. The new law entered into effect on 7 August 2021. Key […]

Peru prohibits gender pay discrimination

The new “Equal Work, Equal Pay” Law No. 30709, passed on 28 December 2017, prohibits pay discrimination between men and women. Employers must design job category charts according to objective criteria based on the tasks to be performed and the […]