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Obligation to work from home should end soon - strict hygiene rules in the office also over the summer?

2021-06-22T09:59:42.357Z

In all likelihood, employers will no longer have to offer a home office from July. The corresponding obligation expires and should not be extended. What is planned after that.



In all likelihood, employers will no longer have to offer a home office from July.

The corresponding obligation expires and should not be extended.

What is planned after that.

From July 2021, employers will most likely no longer have to offer a home office.

Because the home

office requirement

*

due to the corona

crisis

expires at the end of the month.

And there are no intentions to extend it, according to information from the federal government, as the German Press Agency (dpa) reported on Wednesday (June 16).

Corona crisis: Mandatory home office expires with the federal emergency brake

"The legal obligation to work from home is part of the Infection Protection Act, better known as the emergency brake, and will expire at the end of June," said Chancellor Helge Braun (CDU), according to

Wirtschaftswoch

e.

The government had already announced at the end of May that an extension of the so-called federal emergency brake, which prescribes specific nationwide corona rules, is not planned.

According to the specification, employers had to offer home office "if there are no compelling operational reasons".

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With regard

to a possible new edition of the

federal emergency brake

, for example in autumn, Braun said that this would have to be made dependent on the vaccination rate and the effect of the vaccines and on the possible spread of further virus mutations.

“If the numbers went up again, then you would have to decide quickly.

Now there is no reason to prolong it acutely. "

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Test offer in companies should remain - what about hygiene rules?

For companies in Germany, despite the falling number of infections, some corona rules should continue to apply over the summer, as dpa also reported on Thursday (June 17): The

companies

would still have to

offer their employees corona tests at least twice a week

and still like Before also

complying with

certain hygiene

rules, said Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) of the dpa.

A corresponding new version of the

Corona Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance

, which expires

at the end of June

, which specifies requirements for areas, distances and masks at the workplace, should, according to Heils, be decided in the cabinet next Wednesday (June 23).

One could loosen the occupational safety rules a bit with a view to Corona, because the incidences allow this.

“But I still say: be careful at the edge of the platform.” The rules protect employees and would help to keep companies open.

Tests at the workplace keep the infection process in view and under control.

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