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Will The Remote Work Become Regular?

Due to the influence from COVID-19, people are asked to work at home and this has been performed for a while.

People have different voices about the remote work, some think it’s good while others don’t. As we noticed, the remote work is encouraged worldwide, no matter you live in Japan or in other countries, the below is what we want to share with you today.

Due to the influence from COVID-19, people are asked to work at home and this has been performed for a while.

People have different voices about the remote work, some think it’s good while others don’t. As we noticed, the remote work is encouraged worldwide, no matter you live in Japan or in other countries, the below is what we want to share with you today.

  1. The remote work has become the new normal outside of Japan

Even when the COVID-19 was resolved, more people are saying that they still would like to do remote work if permitted by the company. The social network tycoon Facebook is considering to have half of the employees work at home in the next 5 to 10 years, while Twitter is considering to assign 5000 employees as regular remote workers, and the CEO Jack Dorsey has informed this decision via company email.

Among all the countries that is pushing forward the remote working, Finland and Holland have already written it into the law, and now Germany and Britain are following the steps to have remote working legalized.

This is the reaction of different countries.

Germany – the officer of social work has announced that the legalization of remote working is in process and hopefully in the fall of 2020 this will be finalized.

Great Britain – according to the local media, British government is aiming at legalizing the remote working.

Finland – as of January 2020, a law order has taken effect, it says employees are free to work where they like with more than 50% of the total working hours.

Holland – in 2016, the government had confirmed the law order, saying the employees have right to choose the actual workplace.

2. How remote work is doing in Japan

Though the remote working is not legalized yet, more and more companies are taking this measure.

According to the latest research by Tokyo Commerce and Industry regarding the impact from COVID-19, 56.4% of Japanese companies are deploying remote working in order to minimize the risk of infection. (the ration in march was 25.3% and 55.9% in April). As the situation is not yet completely under control, it is reckoned that the number of companies doing remote working will change

Summery

As the influence received from COVID-19 is spreading worldwide, the way of working is changing accordingly, no matter if the employers or the employees will have to cope with the changes. For example, as Japanese people take the face to face communication seriously, the business communication in remote chat is hard to be accepted.

Based on what’s discussed above, the future lifestyle, job types or even personal role might go through the same changes as we are taking about remote work. The world is working on various ways of working that makes people feel safe and comfortable.

YAGANI Legal Support is no exception, we respond to employees who prefer working from home. We also respond to clients who wish to have the consultation via video chat or through “ZOOM”.

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