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CMS EMPLOYMENT SNACK: HOME OFFICE AND OTHER TREATS

The global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to rapidly implement home office schemes. New technologies have supported this change, and we have seen businesses embrace these new forms of working. For many, it is now time to explore and adopt mobile work and home office schemes.

Whether you are thinking of implementing partial mobile work or prefer to establish permanent home office arrangements, we at CMS can get you up and running legally. We have a deep understanding of the practical challenges and can help you implement mutually beneficial arrangements that comply with the legal framework of your jurisdiction.

CMS experts are ready to assist you with the creation of mutually beneficially mobile work-home office agreements that address the legal risks of your respective jurisdiction. We will share this expertise through our latest CMS Employment Snack series: "Home Office and other treats".

Key contact

Maria Harizanova
Maria Harizanova
Attorney-at-Law
T +359 2 447 1350
Ekaterina Elekchyan
Ekaterina Elekchyan
Senior Associate
T +7 495 786 40 88
Sinan Abra

Expertise

Bulgaria

Here is the sixth podcast in our CMS Employment Snack series focusing on home office. Our Bulgarian “menu” includes insight and practical guidelines on main issues of mobile work/work from home, such as:

  • Overview of the general conditions and rules for introducing remote work under Bulgarian law;
  • Remote work vs homework;
  • Remote work during the state of emergency;
  • Benefits, difficulties, and specifics for the employer to consider.

Language: English
Speakers: Maria Harizanova 

CMS Bulgaria | Employment Snack: Home office and other treats

Russia

The fifth podcast in the “Home Office and Other Treats” comes from Russia and includes and practical guidelines on main issues of mobile work/work from home, such as:

  • distant work vs. remote work: legal regime and practice
  • workplace safety obligations
  • monitoring employee work discipline
  • Compensating employees for expenses.

Language: English

CMS Employment Snack series: Home Office and other treats in Russia

Slovakia

The fourth podcast in the “Home Office and Other Treats” offers insight and practical guidelines on main issues of mobile work/work from home in Slovakia. We cover the following topics: 

  • Statutory requirements;
  • Workplace safety;
  • Working time arrangements, including the monitoring of working time;
  • Compensating employees for expenses.

Speaker: Pavel Straka
Language: English

CMS Slovakia| Employment Snack: Home office and other treats

Austria

In the third podcast in our “Home office and other treats” series, our Austrian employment experts provide insight and practical guidelines on main issues of mobile work/work from home, such as: 

  • Provision of operating resources/BYOD (§ 1014 ABGB, DNHG);
  • Workplace safety and accidents;
  • Working time arrangements, including the monitoring of working time and productivity;
  • Compensating employees for expenses.

Speaker: Christoph Wolf, Daniela Krömer and Miriam Mitschka
Language: English

CMS Austria | Employment Snacks: Home office and treats

Croatia & Slovenia

Here is the second podcast in our “Home office and other treats” series. Our Croatian and Slovenian “menus” includes insight to the exact obligations of employers, how to practically combine office and homework, who is in control and whether this needs to be regulated in the employment contract. We have discussed: 

  • The statutory requirements on main issues of mobile work/work from home
  • Heavy and inflexible regulations in place 
  • Employer challenges 
  • Workplace safety
  • Working time arrangements and recording

Speaker: Mia Kalajdžić and Amela  Žrt
Language: English

CMS Croatia & Slovenia| Employment Snack: Home office and other treats

Turkey 

Our Turkish “menu” includes insight and practical guidelines on main issues of mobile work/work from home, such as:

  • Specific contractual arrangements for mobile work
  • Provision of work materials and "bring your own device" policies
  • Workplace safety and workplace accidents
  • Working time arrangements
  • Monitoring of working time and productivity from a data privacy perspective, and
  • Compensation of expenses incurred by employees.

Speaker: Sinan Abra
Language: English

CMS Turkey | Employment Snack: Home office and other treats

Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia

Our Serbian, Montenegrin and North Macedonian "menus" includes insight and practical guidelines on main issues of mobile work/work from home, such as:

  • Statutory requirements;
  • Implementation of remote work;
  • Safety at work and compensating employees for expenses.

Language: English
Speakers: Jelena Djordjevic (Serbia), Tamara Samardzija (Montenegro), Dusan Bosiljanov (North Macedonia)

CMS Serbia, Montenegro & North Macedonia | Employment Snack: Home office and other treats

Ukraine

Our Ukrainian “menu” includes insight and practical guidelines on main issues of mobile work/work from home, such as:

  • Benefits and risks of working from home;
  • Employer’s duties for organising home office employees;
  • Rights of employees working from home;
  • Expected changes to laws.

Language: English
Speakers: Maria Orlyk , Oleksandra Prysiazhniuk 

CMS Ukraine | Employment Snack: Home office and other treats