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.

Portugal Expands Parental Leave

Law no. 13/2023 amending portions of Portugal’s labor law entered in to force on 1 May 2023
and contains provisions expanding parental leave entitlements and the right to request telework arrangements for parents of young or disabled children.

Portugal strengthens employee’s rights

On 20 March 2018, the government of Portugal amended the law on the transfer of undertakings to strengthen employees’ rights. Employees now have the right to oppose the transfer of their employment contract if their contract remains with the transferring […]