WORK FROM HOME IN 2020 & LEGAL ISSUES

WORK FROM HOME IN 2020 & LEGAL ISSUES

 

The public health emergency of the year 2020 has been an unprecedented event in recent history, which has brought alongwith it, a sense of panic, despair and anxiety all around.

Countries are increasingly mandating social isolation and social distancing as a way to contain the further transmission and dissemination of such infections. In this context, more and more countries and statutory organizations are increasingly encouraging private sector players and semi-governmental organizations to allow their employees to work from home, wherever feasible.

Working from home has been a concept that has been in existence for some time. However, this entire concept of Work From Home is being retested for its resilience and its efficacy in the year 2020. However, the increased adoption and reliance on Work From Home, in 2020, has specifically brought forward various peculiar and unique legal, policy and regulatory nuances which need to be addressed by all stakeholders. These nuances are all the more special and important, given the constantly changing ground realities and given the massive advancement of cyber security breaches and cybercrime incidents that have been constantly growing with the advent of the pandemic.

 

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