Work from Home SoPs for WFH in Special Economic Zones will be announced soon Deets Here

Working From Home Latest News: Days after the announcement of the new Home Work Scheme (WFH), the central government is expected to issue a Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) for its implementation this week. Sources close to the matter claimed that issues such as flexibility of WFH limit, laptop distance, ID card in the SoP for work from home would be clarified.Also Read – No Questions Asked Vacation Policy: How Cos Minimize Turnover by Giving Employees a Long Rope

According to the Department of Commerce, working from home (WFH) is allowed in a special economic zone for a maximum period of one year and can be extended to 50 percent of all employees. The Department of Commerce has notified a new Rule 43A for WFH in the 2006 Special Economic Zones Rules. Also Read – Infosys Raises Salary, Revamps Compensation to Keep Talent Despite High Turnover

With a view to the demand from industry, the ministry issued a decision to provide for a nationwide WFH policy for all special economic zones (SEZ). The new regulation provides for homework for a certain category of employees of a unit in SEZ. Also read – Stock market falls for second straight day: Sensex slips 497 points, chic below 16485

This includes employees of the SEZ units IT/ITeS; employees who are temporarily unable to work; Employees who travel and work outside the company, the ministry said. WFH can be extended to a maximum of 50 percent of all employees, including contract workers at the unit, she added.

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