Start of main content

Guide to avoiding the company paying penalties of up to 6,250 euros for teleworking

| News | Employment Law and Social Security

Companies that do not formalise the remote working agreement with workers in writing may be fined up to 6,250 euros, as it is considered a serious offence

Covid-19 has led most of the companies that have been able to do so to send all or part of their workers home to telework. More than 90% of companies are unaware that there is a new regulation governing this type of work and that it requires an agreement with the worker, which must be submitted to the State Public Employment Service (Sepe). This is Royal Decree-Law (RDL) 28/2020, of 22nd September, which came into force, with some exceptions and limitations, on 13 October 2020.

Alfredo Aspra, employment lawyer at Andersen, explains that "the main stumbling blocks that we are observing when it comes to implementing teleworking agreement policies, beyond the issues related to compensation for the expenses inherent to this situation, are related to the prevention of occupational risks, the actual differentiation between the remote work regulated in RDL 28/2020 and the flexibility or new forms of work and everything related to digital disconnection".

The full article can be read in El Economista.

End of main content