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Danske Bank's remote working plans must live up to work environment rules

Work environment rules have specific requirements for employers who let employees work from home more than one day a week. Danske Bank is allowing employees to work remotely two days a week, and promises to stick to the rules.

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The good results of remote working during the corona crisis have led Danske Bank to allow employees to work from home up to two days a week. This means the bank must live up to a long list of requirements to avoid falling foul of work environment rules.

The rules for working from home are regulated by the Danish Working Environment Authority. Today, employees can work from home once a week without this activating special requirements for the set-up of the home office. If employees work from home more than this, however, it is the employer's responsibility to ensure they have the correct equipment, ventilation and lighting to do their job.

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