ALTERNATIVES TO TELEWORK
- RECOVERY OF HOURS
The first alternative to teleworking is
"flexibility measures" such as agreeing with the employees the possibility of returning the hours that are not being worked once the exceptional situation has passed, for example, working Saturdays and Sundays or on those days when, usually, the employee
rest well. It is also proposed to extend the working day to nine hours and gradually recover the hours not used during the weeks of the state of alarm.
This period of a temporary nature may only be used as vacations, if both parties agree. (article 38.2 Workers Statute)
If teleworking and flexibility measures are not possible, it is advisable to carry out ERTES (temporary employment regulation files). "They are not layoffs, this is important. The contracts are suspended.
Workers affected by an ERTE will receive unemployment benefit during the time the crisis lasts. This is
naturally translates into what they would charge less than their usual salary.
The Cabinet today 17 will communicate the economic measures.