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  • Netherlands already has the shortest average work week
  • Netherlands becomes one of the first countries to grant remote working flexibility by law

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This country moves to make work-from-home a legal right

Law forces employers to consider employee requests to work from home as long as their professions allow it

Netherlands is set to become the first country to grant remote working flexibility by law.

The legislation was approved by the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of the Netherlands. It still needs a nod from the Dutch Senate before its final adoption.

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The law forces employers to consider employee requests to work from home as long as their professions allow it.

Amidst this push to make work from home a legal right, it is noteworthy that the Netherlands already has the shortest average work week, with the Dutch working an average of 29.5 hours per week.

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