Chile: promulgation of the ‘distance work and telework law’

More than eighteen months after its initial drafting, the coronavirus pandemic alongside the outlook for a serious nationwide economic and social crisis have provided the necessary impetus for the definitive adoption on 23 March of legislation modifying the country’s Labor Code that regulates and supervizes distance work. The new law was officially  published on 26 March (here) and comes into effect within 30 days.

Through . Published on 31 March 2020 à 11h42 - Update on 06 July 2020 à 9h40

‘Overcoming the health crisis.’ ‘The more workers can distance work, the less they are exposed to the Coronavirus,’ the Labor Minister, María José Zaldívar welcomed continuing, ‘parliamentarians have thus not only passed legislation allowing job creation, but more importantly, they have set a standard in motion to help us overcome the health crisis we are currently experiencing.’

Telework will be regulated by the Labor Code: teleworkers will thus have the same rights,…

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