Spain’s New Decree on Remote Working

    View Author September 2020

    A new decree (Royal Decree-law 28/2020) was passed on 22 September to regulate remote working in Spain.

    As for many countries worldwide, Spain has recently seen a marked increase in the number of employees working from home as part of its bid to decrease physical contact between individuals and curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to March 2020 when the pandemic hit, remote and home-working was relatively unusual in Spain and therefore largely unregulated. As a result, it was widely acknowledged that there needed to be a legal framework to protect and designate the rights and obligations of employers and employees alike in that new world of home working.