Prolonged work from home could lead to new laws

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Altered conditions

With the coronavirus now in every corner of the planet, most people have resorted to working from home; the change in the work environment could result in employers asking for new laws that reflect that. Here are a few.

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Labour laws

While laws for blue collar workers are already changing, laws for remote workers could soon change to reflect different shift timings and to account for other factors.

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IT laws

With employers no longer harbouring maintenance costs, but instead bearing the burden of facilitating work from home, rules and regulations related to that need to change.

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Improved infrastructure

The shift to home will need a major overhaul of home broadband infrastructure to cope with the increased load from the many employees now operating remotely.

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Health and safety

With COVID-19 changing the landscape of healthcare across the world, laws regulating office safety will also need to change to include the effects of coronavirus.

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