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Getting the Deal Through – Labour & Employment 2021 – The Future of Flexible Working for Global Employers Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021

The forced and sudden shift to remote working will long be recognized as one of the most significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for employers. Although government-imposed restrictions have fluctuated from time to time around the world, the fact that many of the world’s largest economies have remained in some form of lockdown for more than a year has dispelled any doubts that the shift to remote working is a short-term phenomenon. The expectation is that, even after vaccination programs are complete, a large proportion of employees will expect to work from home at least some of the time going forward in a hybrid model. Employers’ response to this change in working habits may be crucial to their future success, and it brings with it many employment-law considerations.

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