Regulating telework in a post-COVID-19 EuropeKeywords:
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to adopt teleworking. Post pandemic, as teleworking looks set to continue for many, measures to protect employee health and well-being are under scrutiny.
This report reviews how telework was regulated at the EU and national levels pre-COVID-19, exploring legislation, employment and working conditions, occupational safety and health issues, and work-life balance. The role of collective bargaining and social dialogue is also discussed.
The report concludes by examining changes to legislation and initiatives adopted in response to the pandemic, with a view to informing effective approaches to regulating telework in the EU in the post-COVID-19 era.