The Argentine Senate passed a law regulating teleworking this Thursday without the support of the opposition, a working method that is booming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and has infected more than 185,000 people in the country.
The initiative, which received 40 votes in favor and 30 against, aims to set the legal minimum budgets for regulating teleworking modalities for activities that, due to their nature and characteristics, make this possible. At the same time, it is clarified that the specific aspects are determined within the framework of collective bargaining.
It emphasizes that the people who do teleworking have the “same” rights and obligations as those who work personally. In this sense, their remuneration must not be less than what they would receive if the work were carried out in person.
It also stipulates that workers can only be forced to accept this contractual modality in “cases of force majeure”.