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New rules on remote working on the way

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calendar 10 February 2022
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The government and several political parties have agreed on a new model for remote working so the rules are up to date with the development of employees increasingly working from different places. The new model means that the special requirements regarding screen work will change.

Today, there are several requirements in place about how companies must organize the workplace when employees regularly work in front of a screen for a considerable amount of the working hours. Among other things, the rules mean that companies must meet requirements relating to keyboard, mouse, working desk and -chair. This also applies when employees work remotely regularly at least one day a week.

Now, the new model will give more flexibility so the special requirements for screen work only apply when the remote working time accounts for more than two days a week on average, calculated over the course of a month. This will make it easier for companies to introduce more free and flexible working patterns. The new rules will apply to both the home office, fixed and changing workplaces.

The new rules are expected to enter into force by the end of April 2022.

We have previously written about the rules on remote working here.

[Political agreement on new rules on remote working of 3 February 2022]

Today, there are several requirements in place about how companies must organize the workplace when employees regularly work in front of a screen for a considerable amount of the working hours. Among other things, the rules mean that companies must meet requirements relating to keyboard, mouse, working desk and -chair. This also applies when employees work remotely regularly at least one day a week.

Now, the new model will give more flexibility so the special requirements for screen work only apply when the remote working time accounts for more than two days a week on average, calculated over the course of a month. This will make it easier for companies to introduce more free and flexible working patterns. The new rules will apply to both the home office, fixed and changing workplaces.

The new rules are expected to enter into force by the end of April 2022.

We have previously written about the rules on remote working here.

[Political agreement on new rules on remote working of 3 February 2022]

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Ørum Masaki

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Starup Poulsen

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Anders

Etgen Reitz

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Cecillie

Groth Henriksen

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Sandner

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Gustav Dein

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Meyer

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Matilde Ahlberg Purhus

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Kirsten

Astrup

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Baudry

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Aurora Braut Bache

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Søren

Hessellund Klausen

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