The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place in response in countries around the world – including Slovakia – have compelled employers and employees to adopt a new vision for work. Countless businesses have survived during the crisis by having employees conduct their work from home.
Now, months after the pandemic began in Slovakia, home-office remote work has proven so effective, it is being considered for the post-pandemic future. But remote work raises a host of legal and administrative challenges. This publication – based on the 1 December 2020 webinar The Future is Now: The New World of Work in Slovakia and hosted by employment lawyers Sona Hankova and Ivana Hovancova with CMS Slovakia – discusses how telework and home-office work impact the workplace and explores the challenges that these forms of employment pose for workers and companies, both now and in the years to come. This article also refers to amendments to the Slovakian Labour Code, which went into effect on 1 March 2021. Read the article and watch webinar recording on this topic below.