With the COVID-19 pandemic, teleworking became even more common. Employees start working from home (when possible), but not everything is simple! There are bosses who do not accept the idea and force employees to work in person.
The Government issued the warning yesterday and said that the enforcement actions to comply with telework will be increased.
COVID-19 makes Teleworking mandatory again
Teleworking, remote work or distance work, is a practice of work done at a distance, for example, from home, which is performed autonomously, with the use of digital communication and collaboration tools between the entities involved (companies, employees and customers).
Yesterday, when Prime Minister António Costa announced the new measures for the state of emergency, it was revealed that the actions to monitor telework will be intensified. According to António Costa, the Minister of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho, has already given authorization for “effective actions to verify compliance with this obligation [teletrabalho]”.
The Prime Minister also revealed that the displacements show a lot of movement. "There are many more people on the move than there should be." The conclusion was based on data provided by Google.