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MEPs approve the initiative to regulate the home office, which includes payment for electricity and internet by companies

Employers must respect labor rights, personal data, the right to privacy and the separation of their teleworking workers.

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  • In the provisions of the draft law, which has already been submitted to the Senate, it is stipulated that employers must bear part of the costs associated with the “home office” of their employees.
MEPs approve the initiative to regulate the home office, which includes payment for electricity and internet by companies
MEPs approve the initiative to regulate the home office, which includes payment for electricity and internet by companies

Do you work from home? Your boss has to pay for the electricity and internet that you use. The pandemic has changed many things, one of which is the way we work. Many employees have worked from home since COVID-19 began in their respective regions.

In this context, Chamber of Deputies in Mexico approved reforms with 426 votes Federal Labor Law. The aim of the changes is to regulate teleworking, understood as what is done for a boss in locations other than the company’s facilities.

In the provisions of the project, which have already been submitted to the Senate, it is stipulated that the employers must bear the costs for the “home office” of their employees, including part costs of electricity and internet.

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Likewise, employers must respect workers’ rights, personal data, the right to privacy and segregation and access to social security for their workers who use telework.

Organizations may also need to provide equipment for their employees to work in good condition, and they have a responsibility to look after it and keep it in optimal condition.

It is important to remember that these reforms are sent to the Senate where they are discussed and voted on.

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