This country is planning to make work from home a legal right
At a time when many companies have begun calling their employees to offices, eliminating work from home, two Dutch lawmakers are planning to propose a law to establish WFH as a legal authority . If passed, the Netherlands would become one of the first countries to offer remote working flexibility by law.
After the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies started working from home (WFH). However, ever since the situation has started improving across the world, firms have announced the resumption of offices.
A Bloomberg report claimed that Steven Van Weinberg, a member of the pro-European D-66 party, and Sena Mataug, a Green Party legislator, would introduce legislation. As Bloomberg reports, before the House enters summer recess on July 3, 2022, he Will present the proposal in Parliament.
“We have the green light for this new law, thanks to the support we have received from both employees and employers’ unions. We have great hope that this will pass before the summer”, Weinberg told Bloomberg.