Andersen European Guide to Support Employers

Chetcuti Cauchi | 28 Jun 2024


About the Andersen European Guide to Support Employers 

Andersen have issued their latest edition of the European Guide to Support Employers, focusing on remote work across Europe. Teleworking has seen rapid growth in the European job market, accelerated significantly by the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, many employers recognize that remote or hybrid work will likely become a permanent fixture rather than a temporary solution.

The effectiveness of telework within an organization hinges largely on its cultural fit, alongside compliance with national legislation. Throughout the pandemic, numerous employers refined their remote work policies, integrating them into their strategic objectives. While some employers are still evaluating the merits of remote work, two compelling arguments in its favour are its support for work-life balance and its technological feasibility across various business sectors. Moreover, it offers the advantage of accessing a global talent pool, though not without potential challenges like jurisdictional issues and regulatory compliance.

Recent years have witnessed significant changes not only in the job market but also in the legal frameworks of individual countries. This publication aims to provide insights into the current legal landscape across 33 European countries, covering types of telework, implementation procedures, employer obligations, employee rights, and liability considerations.

Andersen believes that this Guide will empower organizations to develop effective remote work models, enabling them to assess viability, anticipate costs, and understand necessary documentation and communications with personnel at every stage.

Chetcuti Cauchi Lawyer contributes to Malta Chapter

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates serves as the Maltese member firm of Andersen Global. Partner Dr. Charlene Mifsud and Senior Associate Dr. Luana Cuschieri, provide valuable updates for the Malta section. In this issue, they explains how in Malta, the implementation of remote work, also known as "telework," is governed by comprehensive legislation and policies designed to offer flexibility and protect employees' rights. The transition from teleworking to remote working in 2023 has introduced new guidelines covering agreements, equipment provision, health and safety responsibilities, and data protection measures.

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Key Contacts

Dr Charlene Mifsud

Partner, Corporate & Commercial

+356 2205 6298

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