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It's Now Illegal For Employers To Contact Remote Workers Outside Of Their Hours In Portugal

The pandemic has shifted the new normal for everyone around the world. We witnessed c ountless companies shift to a remote lifestyle to ensure employees would be better protected from contracting the virus. However, creating the separation between work life and home can become cumbersome when employers fail to create boundaries. According to researchers, some workers feel as if the workday no longer has a stopping point and their weekdays and weekends have no distinction. For workers with children, tending to their children was cited as the largest distraction to fulfilling their remote responsibilities. Fortunately, Portugal is stepping up implementing new protocols to help remote workers, sending a message to the world that etiquette work practices are possible and essential to helping employees thrive under the new normal. According to Euronews, Portugal’s new labor laws were approved by the country’s parliament on Friday, Nov. 5. “The pandemic has accelerated the need to...

Nov 11, 2021