In our previous post, we explained the European Union’s pre- and post-pandemic protections of the changing workplace, including remoting arrangements. In this post, we explore the measures our home country—Italy—has taken.
Regulating Telework in Italy: Pre-COVID-19
According to Eurofound (2020), while only 10% worked from home at least several times a week before the pandemic (compared to 15.8% on average in the EU-27), the first wave of the pandemic brought this number to 39.9% (compared to 36.5% on average in the EU-27). This makes Italy among the Member States with the highest increases in the share of workers (18+) working from home during the pandemic.
Smart Working and the Right to Disconnect in Italy