Legislation is being proposed to establish work-from- home as a legal right. One of the first countries to grant remote working flexibility by law would be the Netherlands.

Steven van Weyenberg, a member of the pro-European D-66 Party and a lawmaker for the Green Party will introduce the legislation. The proposal will be submitted to parliament before the summer recess on July 3rd, 2022.

Thanks to the support we received from both employees and employers’ unions, we have the green light for this new law. We think it will pass before the summer.

The Netherlands has the shortest average work week of any country in the world, with the Dutch working an average of 29.5 hours per week. The aim of the organization is to encourage economic progress and world trade.

Dell offered some of its staff in the Netherlands the option of a 4-day work week as part of a trial aimed at offering more flexibility for employees.

It remains to be seen if the proposal to make work from home a legal right goes through in the Netherlands.

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The covid pandemic has caused a shift in attitudes about work, with many workers seeking to maintain some of the flexibility they’ve enjoyed over the last two years, according to a report. The topic is becoming more divisive as companies seek to respond to surging demand.

Musk had given staff at the company an ultimatum to either return to the office or leave. He had announced a 10% staff layoff.

This London-based firm will pay employees salary in gold.

Other Countries’ Steps Towards 4-Day Work Week

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Across the globe, the 4 day work week culture has begun to increase. More than 70 companies and 3,300 employees are participating in the biggest trial of a four-day work week in the world. Thousands of workers in different sectors of the UK economy signed up for this project to work for four days a week, while still receiving full pay.

There are four-day work week plans in another country. In exchange for pay cuts, Scotland’s public sector workers were to be offered a 4-day week. The attempt to tackle a soaring taxpayer-funded pay bill has been reported as such.

The plan to cut pay in exchange for a reduced work week provoked a backlash from trade unions, who believe that working fewer hours would lead to increased productivity and that employees should not have to accept reduced salaries.

According to a new study by American experience management company Qualtrics, 60% of employees in India prefer flexibility at work over a four-day week.

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