The law forces employers to consider employee requests to work from home as long as their professions allow it.
Currently, employers in the Netherlands can deny any request from workers about working from home without giving any reason. Under the new law, employers must consider all such requests and give adequate reasons for refusing them.
The pandemic has fueled a shift in attitudes about work, with many workers seeking to maintain some of the flexibility they’ve experienced over the last two years.
But with companies seeking to respond to surging demand as the pandemic recedes, the topic has become increasingly polarizing issue.