Policies and procedures for telework once the business reopens.
Smart working is highly recommended whenever it is compatible with the employee’s tasks. Law Decree no. 34/2020 specifically provides that:
- Until the end of the epidemiological emergency caused by COVID-19 (currently until 31 July 2020), working parents employed in the private sector who have at least one child under the age of 14, provided that there is no other parent in the household benefiting from income support instruments in the event of suspension or cessation of work or that there is no non-working parent, are entitled to carry out the work as smart working even in the absence of individual agreements, subject to compliance with the information obligations provided for in Articles 18-23 of Law 81/2017, and provided that this mode is compatible with the characteristics of the benefit.
- In addition, although limited to the duration of the COVID-19 epidemiological emergency, and in any case no later than 31 December 2020, the same simplified conditions of smart working, governed by Articles 18-23 of Law 81/2017, may be applied by private employers to any employment relationship.