Companies have to pay expenses in the mandatory telecommuting week

Measures against COVID-19 for this holiday season have been introduced for some time. As revealed, from the 2nd to the 9th of January, telecommuting will be mandatory and classes will only resume on the 10th of that month.

According Official source of the Ministry of Labor, companies will have to pay the additional expenses of workers in telecommuting during the defined period.

Telecommuting: All rules apply, including those relating to expenses

The new telework regulation was published in Diário da República and will enter into force on January 1, 2022, one day before the "contact containment week" decreed by the Government, from January 2 to 9, in which telework will be mandatory with a view to containing the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to an official source from the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, to Lusa...

Pursuant to article 6 of Law 83/2021, the new rules enter into force on the first day of the month following the publication, that is, they enter into force from January 1st, 2022, so they cover the aforementioned week

All rules apply, including those relating to expenses.

According to the new regulation, "all additional expenses that the worker is proven to bear (...) are fully compensated by the employer, including additional costs for energy and the network installed at the workplace at a speed compatible with the service communication needs, as well as the maintenance costs of the same equipment and systems".