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Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Teleworking to have a troubled future

Beyond the fact that the discussion on regulation did nothing more than reissue classic and basic disputes between businessmen and unions, questions are being raised for the IT sector due to the limits on hiring and the lack of tools to stop the flight of talent abroad.  

The wave of questions and resistance to the new telework law augurs a future of conflict, first in its regulation and then in its application. It cannot be said that the business lobby has not had any results in Congress, despite the fact that the ruling party managed to approve without changes the project that it had already negotiated with the opposition in the House. The participation of the Unión Industrial Argentina (UIA) (Argentine Industrial Union), the Cámara Argentina de Comercio (CAC) (Argentine Chamber of Commerce), the Confederación Argentina de la Mediana Empresa (CAME) (Argentine Confederation of Medium Enterprises) and the Asamblea de Pequeños y Medianos Empresarios (APYME) (Assembly of Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs) in the last meeting of the Labor and Social Welfare Committee before the project passed to the upper house obtained some advantages: the rule will come into effect only three months after the end of the Aislamiento Social, Preventivo y Obligatorio (ASPO) (Social, Preventive and Obligatory Isolation), so it avoided paying the economic costs of teleworking during the quarantine, where the modality was shot.

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