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Making remote work a legal right in South Africa unlikely, labor law expert says

| Mike Wills asks Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Director of Labor Law Hugo Pienaar, about the legislation relating to working from home.

The Netherlands recently approved legislation that would establish remote working as a legal right.

Mike Wills asks Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Director of Labor Law Hugo Pienaar, about the legislation relating to working from home.

Pienaar says working from home was introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, making it a legal right is unlikely to succeed in South Africa.

He explains that contrary to the more flexible Dutch legislation, South African employees are bound by their employment contract.

The starting point is an employment contract and you are obliged to respect your working conditions.

Hugo Pienaar, Director of Employment Practices – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

They have a flexible job, so their background is slightly different from ours.

Hugo Pienaar, Director of Employment Practices – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

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Making remote work a legal right in South Africa unlikely, labor law expert says

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