Remote work as one of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

Linda Nātriņa

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How can the company's management bord be socially responsible and help in the matter of public health? What legal tools do the company's management board have to ensure responsible decision-making? What would be considered as effective crisis management in the new circumstances? During the preparation of the article there are used analytical, descriptive and induction methods. By using these methods, there are going to be analyzed legal acts, case study and drawn conclusions. The state of emergency declared in Latvia in order to limit the spread of Covid-19 has directly affected employees and employers. Many employees are currently likely to be concerned about their their job security, health and the way they should do their job in this new context. Such changes causes stress for everyone, but it is the company's management board that determines the internal organization issues and determines working conditions. In order to solve the problems associated with remote work and the organization of it the State Chancellery has issued specific guidelines, thus expressing the possible pattern of action and indicating that remote work is preferred. However, the final decision on this matter lies with the company's management board. Practice shows that the approach to this issue is very different. Companies that position themselves as socially responsible have been able to find a solutions to provide their employees with full-fledged remote work options thus actively engaging in and supporting the concept of public health. The reorganization of the work process was also facilitated by amendments to the Labour law.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventRSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare - Rīga Stradiņš University, Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 24 Mar 202126 Mar 2021
Conference number: 8


ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare
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Field of Science*

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)


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