Smart Working from April 1 rules change: here's what happens

Starting April 1, major changes in smart working rules will affect both the private sector and public administration. Here are the main changes:

  • Individual Agreements Required: Companies will have to negotiate and sign individual agreements with each employee to implement smart working, marking the transition from an emergency right to an ordinary way of performing work.

  • Amendments to Collective Agreements: Companies with permanent agreements may make changes, including the allocation of remote work days, without the need to notify the Ministry of Labor.

  • Priority to Specific Categories: Priority will be given to smart working requests from workers with children up to 12 years old, workers with severe disabilities, caregivers, and elderly employees over 55 years old, with specific provisions to ensure these priorities.

  • No Automatic Entitlement to Agile Work: Belonging to priority categories does not automatically guarantee the right to smart working unless provided for in company planning.

These changes require companies to update and adapt to better navigate the new regulations, ensuring efficiency and worker protection. Confimea Imprese is at your side to offer support and resources in this transition.