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Coronavirus and Remote Working

By 17 March 2020October 31st, 2022No Comments

In this article, Feride Zülal San and Bengü Sümek will mention Coronavirus and Remote Working with all the details.

 

Coronavirus and Remote Working

 

 

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) which emerged in Wuhan city of China and started to spread all over the world, various measures were taken. In some countries, a state of emergency has been declared and flights from the most affected countries have banned.

 

Curfews imposed, collective activities postponed or canceled and educational institutions took a break and other measurements. Some corporate companies allowed their employees to work remotely for certain periods of time. The world is discussing now not only the effects on health but also effects on economy and law.     

 

Digital nomads are people who work independently with the internet, smartphones and other various devices while constantly traveling. Digital nomads work mostly for projects, hourly payment, and their own jobs. Working as a digital nomad reduce expenses such as official fees and rental expenses. Digital nomadic working is suitable for most freelance workers. Also, corporate companies offer opportunities to work remotely for employees. The concept of Remote Work refers to working outside of an office environment. Recently, many of the start-up firms have also started to work remotely.

 

Remote working is a way of working for employees which can provide flexibility and reduce stress level. Furthermore, working remotely can save time since employees in bigger cities waste plenty of time while traveling to work. From the employer’s side, food and travel costs can be saved. Also, productivity will increase since employees work with less stress.

 

 

Legal Status of Remote Working

 

 

A remote employee is someone who is employed by a company but works outside of an office environment. Many companies hiring their workers to work remotely. Remote working can be classified as partly remote working and full-time remote working. With remote working partly employees can work outside of the office a few days of a week. The other option provides full-time remote working without being in office. As technology continues to advance, remote work is becoming more common in tech, freelancing, education, healthcare, law, etc.

 

Remote working provides working areas outside of the office. Due to individual working area privacy and security has importance since all DATA belongs to the company can be reached by the employee’s individual personal computer.

 

According to International Employment Laws if an employer hires a worker from different countries employer need to comply with the employment and labor laws in those locations. (Please contact us about local regulations of remote working for the countries where our offices are located)

 

 

Remote workers are not physically present at the workplace, but the  Health and Safety have importance for both employees and employers. Remote workers are responsible for taking care of their own health and safety. Additionally, the employer is responsible for work-related issues.

 

In the European Union ‘European Framework Agreement’ has been signed and concluded regulations about remote work. Even regulations dealing with remote work which already has placed in European Framework Agreement, member States as Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, and Slovenia chose to implement the European Framework Agreement through legislation. Hence, these countries guarantee full coverage and a legally binding force for remote work regulations.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The coronavirus, which occurs in the city of Wuhan, affects the field of health and also causes certain effects in the field of economy and law. With the emergence of the virus, taking measures such as quarantine practices and curfews raise the issue of employees working remotely. Remote working will even become preferable in the future with the convenience it provides to the employees.

 

It is important to follow up on local regulations and economic support packages in order to benefit from crisis funds. Our professional teams in 9 countries are ready to assist you.

 

 

What We Do

 

 

In these extraordinary days, we provide legal services for any negative issues your company may encounter due to the coronavirus. As an innovative international law firm and thanks to our online meeting tools, Gurcan Partners continues to provide legal services by implementing the rule of preserving the distance among individuals that recommend by health care experts from all over the world, because we care for your health.

 

We can schedule your online meeting for 9 different countries with experienced and expert attorneys in their field. In these online meetings, the companies will be informed in terms of local law and procedures, the client’s needs will be clearly identified, and consultancy will be provided on legal and tax issues within the framework of country regulations.

 

 

Gurcan Partners provides tailor-made legal services in 9 countries, in 13 languages.

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Our international team is ready to help you in 13 languages. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Check out Gurcan Journal for more articles in 13 languages. Schedule your online meeting below.

 

Gurcan Partners Coronavirus Desk:

  1. Coronavirus Hotlines in 9 Countries
  2. Impacts Juridiques Potentiels du Coronavirus sur les Entreprises
  3. Aktuellen Covid-19 Situation in Deutschland.
  4. Current Covid Situation in Germany
  5. Potential Legal Impacts of Coronavirus on Companies
  6. Korona Virüsü ve Uzaktan Çalışma

Coronavirus and Remote Working

Feride Zulal San LLBs

Bengü Sümek LLBs

Gurcan Partners 

@: [email protected]

Gurcan Partners

All rights reserved. All rights of Coronavirus and Remote Working article belong to Gurcan Partners. The author has no responsibilities from the information in this article. This article is prepared just to inform.

Please contact us via mail. We endeavor to respond within 24 hours.

Please contact us via mail. We endeavor to respond within 24 hours.

We will back to you within 24 hours.

@: [email protected]

Or Call Us

Hungary Office:

+ 36 1 808 9449 (English)

Germany Office:

+49 211 976 35 818 (English)

Czech Republic Office:

+420 234 717 540 (English)

Poland Office:

+48 22 153 03 60 (English)

Turkey Office

+90 850 466 42 60 (English)

Estonia Office

+372 60 26 570  (English)

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