AutorIn 1:
Vargas Llave, Oscar
AutorIn 2:
Hurley, John
AutorIn 3:
Peruffo, Eleonora
weitere AutorInnen:
Contreras, Ricardo Rodriguez; Botey Gaude, Laura; Staffa, Elisa u.a.
HerausgeberIn 1:
The rise in telework: Impact on working conditions and regulations
Publications Office of the European Union
"(...) This report presents Eurofound’s research on telework during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. It explores changes in the incidence of telework, working conditions experienced by employees working from home and changes to regulations addressing issues related to this working arrangement. The findings reveal a rapid escalation of telework triggered by the pandemic: in 2021, 2 out of 10 European employees were teleworking – a figure that most likely would not have been reached before 2027 had the pandemic not occurred. The health crisis unleashed the social and technological potential for flexibility in terms of working time and place. The impacts of telework on working conditions were initially difficult to determine because it was difficult to disentangle them from pandemic- induced factors, such as lockdowns and school closures. However, both the positive impacts, such as the contribution of telework to improving work–life balance, and the negative impacts, such as reduced social interaction and an increase in overtime worked, have become more evident. The rise in telework and an awareness of its implications for working conditions have prompted a renewed focus on regulatory frameworks, with new telework regulations passed in several EU Member States. (...)"
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