The directive guidelines for private sectors to activate remote working in line with the ministerial decree number 281\2020


In order to ensure the sustainability of work performance and stabilization of the market, during the given precautionary measures that aim to avoid the prevalence of coronavirus, The Ministry of Nationalization and Human Resources has promulgated this temporary guidelines to ensure and organize the remote working mechanism as it clarifies the procedures to be considered by both of the employer and the employee during this emerging time.


1st: The words and phrases below shall have the definition assigned to them as follows:


  • Guideline: the temporary guideline to activate remote working in private sectors.


  • Remote working: working from a place different from the company premise disregarding either such work is daily or on a part-time or full-time basis


  • Employer: private companies or institutions that an employee works for.


  • Employment law: federal law no. 8 of 1980 and its subsequent amendments


2nd: Employer obligations:


a)  Provide required technical tools for the usage of electronic and smart apps.


b)  Determine the criteria of production and effectivity as well as the timeframe for the tasks given to the employee.


c)  Determine the administration mechanism for the job and the working hours of the employee whether it is fixed or flexible during the day, week or month.


d) Assure to provide an adequate electronic environment to accomplish the job remotely and maintain the confidentiality of data and information as well as codifying the authorization to access systems.


e) Supervise the remotely working employees and assure that they are accomplishing the tasks assigned to them and they are committed to duty hours.


f) Ease the communication between work colleagues, management, and leaders that should be in contact and to provide video conference option.


3rd: Obligations of the employee who works remotely:


a)  Obtain employer approval to work remotely.


b)  Commit to report to work premise whenever required.


c)  Accomplish job tasks as per the determined timeframe.


d)  To be available to answer all calls and respond to emails and to avail communication tools and maintain availability as per work requirements.


e)  Maintain confidentiality of information, data, and documents and use the remotely working time to accomplish the assigned


f)  To provide substantiated evidence required by the employer which proofs achievement and production.


g)  Maintain the remote working tools that were provided by the employer and return the same whenever required by the employer.


h)  Review the policy of remotely working employees and follow its provision.


4th Applicable laws:


Relevant laws issued in this regard shall apply to those who fall under the umbrella of this guideline.



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