Work From Home: Work from home became a legal right in the Netherlands, now all eyes are on Sweden



The practice of working from home started globally in the Kovid period two and a half years ago and has forced many companies to think that even if the employees are not coming to the office, they are doing good work with complete honesty and their performance is also improving...


The people of the Indian community living in the Netherlands are very happy that now the concept of working from home or remote work has been included in the purview of legal right here. It has been approved by the Dutch Parliament, which is expected to be approved by the Dutch Senate soon. 

That is, there will be no compulsion for the employees working in the companies here to come to the office and work, they will be able to sit at their home or anywhere else and settle their office work. No employer can deny an employee's request to work from home if any office work can be completed without coming. However, the responsibilities for which the employees will be compelled to come to the office, will not be kept in this purview.

2.40 lakh NRIs in the Netherlands

  • Roshni Murali, who works in an IT company in the Netherlands, says that after the UK, the Netherlands has the largest number of overseas Indians. About 2.40 lakh NRIs/people of Indian origin live in the Netherlands. Most of them are employed in the information and technology sector. This news is comforting to all of us. However, due to the prevention of the corona epidemic, even today, the arrangement of precautionary work from home is going on in most companies. But now people are happier after coming in legal form. It is expected that some other European countries will also make similar announcements in the coming days. Roshni says that if this legal system is implemented in India, then it will prove to be effective in both corona and pollution control.

Profit margins for companies

  • The practice of working from home in the Kovid era, which started globally two and a half years ago, has forced many companies to think that even if the employees are not coming to the office, they are doing good work with complete honesty and their performance is also better. Used to be. In such a situation, why should it be made mandatory to come to their office? This is not a loss-making deal for the companies. At the same time, the employees are also more satisfied in this way.

Work from home is gradually getting limited

  • However, gradually many companies have started limiting or eliminating the facility of work from home for the employees. Reputable companies like Google, and Tesla have issued information to the employees to come to the office instead of work from home. In Europe also, the hybrid model has been introduced in most companies. That is, some days of the week there is the freedom to work from home and some from the office. But there are some who, given the better results of the company in the last two years, have given their employees the right to choose the option of coming to work or working from home as per their convenience.

All eyes are on Sweden now

  • This initiative of the Netherlands is being praised all over Europe. And now all eyes are on Sweden. Sweden is a democratic country with a liberal social system. It ranks among the top countries in the world in terms of work-life balance. Therefore, it is expected that here too there may be an initiative to legalize work from home.