On 23 September 2020, Royal Decree-law 28/2020 of 22 September, on remote working, was published in the Official State Bulletin. RDL 28/2020 incorporates a new regulation applicable to remote working, amending Article 13 of the Workers’ Statute, which previously regulated this matter, in its entirety. The guiding principles of RDL 28/2020 are the willingness of the parties to implement remote working and the principles of equality and non-discrimination. RDL 28/2020 will enter into force 20 days after its publication (with some exceptions). It is worth paying particular attention to (i) the First Transitional Provision, concerning remote working that was already taking place on the date of entry into force of the legislation and (ii) the Third Transitional Provision, concerning remote working used as a health containment measure due to COVID-19.
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