Legal right to work from home gains ground in the Netherlands
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Amy Barnicoat-Hood, Research Editor, and Shani Alexander, Senior Reporter

Across the globe, governments have been encouraging businesses to make flexible working arrangements a permanent feature of the post-pandemic workplace. Earlier this month, the Netherlands went a step further after its lower house of parliament approved amendments to the Flexible Working Act (Wet flexible werken) requiring employers to give a reason for rejecting an employee’s work from home request.