Trade unions say employers must pay for employees’ electricity and Internet when working remotely

Trade unions say employers must pay for employees’ electricity and Internet when working remotely

At a briefing in the Central Communications Service, First Deputy Chairperson of the Kazakh Federation of Trade Unions Mukhtar Tinikeyev declared that employers must provide employees with necessary communication equipment in remote working conditions.

“As you know, there were amendments in the Labor Code. Paragraph 2 of the Article 138 “Remote working” stated that “an employer must provide employees with necessary communication equipment in remote working conditions”. If an employee will use his or her equipment, an employer must provide cartridges and all related spare parts, so to speak. An employer pays for the Internet and the electricity. This is agreed upon by both parties,” highlighted Mukhtar Tinikeyev.

 

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