Entered into force: What is the meaning of the new home-office regulation for Employees and employers

For employers, starting with this Wednesday new guidelines on the subject of home office. With the entry into force of the new "SARS-CoV-2-employment protectio

Entered into force: What is the meaning of the new home-office regulation for Employees and employers

For employers, starting with this Wednesday new guidelines on the subject of home office. With the entry into force of the new "SARS-CoV-2-employment protection regulation" of the Federal Ministry of labour, they are obliged, according to the Department of, employees, in certain cases, the Work from home offer.

in Addition, the rules of the infection protection on-the-job tightened. The regulation is temporary and applies only until 15. March. If the situation is not relaxed, it could be from the government but also extended.

As mandatory for the new home office rule is that, exactly?

you can be game rooms. In the wording of the regulation: "The employer shall provide the employees, in the case of office work or similar activities, these activities in their apartment if there are no compelling mode stand-related reasons". It is, therefore, only to the office - or similar activities – and the decision whether this can be transferred to home, the company. The Federal Ministry of labour speaks of a "duty" and says that the regulation should ensure that the home office could not simply be denied arbitrarily. Employers are not legally held to be binding, to see where the home office was not possible and would have to offer their employees this then, says the Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD)

In which office the home office could be rejected?

For example, if this includes other activities that need to be done in the operation. The Ministry of labour calls, for example, the processing and distribution of incoming Post, the material output, the processing of the goods or of output or customer service. Also, the position of the First aid in the workplace could be opposed to a change to the home office.

Updated Date: 02 February 2021, 11:20

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