Work-from-Home (“WFH”) – The Challenges of the New Normal

Work-from-Home ("WFH") - The challenges of the new normal
Legal recognition of WFH, along with associated terms and conditions such as flexible work timings, payment of wages, and other rights and obligations of employer and employee under in the WFH regime is the need of the hour.

Ever since the start of 2020, the term COVID-19 emerged as the global buzzword though for all the wrong reasons and continues to be the most challenging thing for the whole mankind to deal with. Rallying behind the same, if not along, the acronym “WFH” for Work-from-home has also firmly etched its place in the minds of people to be remembered for the times to come. Owing to COVID-19 continued disruption and not allowing normalcy to be returned, the governments and businesses across the globe were put under the tremendous challenge as to how to keep everything up and running. The WFH model which though was not a new concept but nobody thought that it would become the most needed one to be adopted world over as the new normal of not only keeping the things moving but an integral way to live. COVID-19 fast-tracked this transition at an unimaginable pace, which until recently had traditionally witnessed plethora of challenges that resisted WFH due to stringent regulatory restrictions, contractual impositions by customers & stakeholders, data protection concerns...

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Vineet Vij

currently is serving as the global general counsel of the Tech Mahindra Group, a USD5.3 billion enterprise, providing IT, ITeS, consulting and BPO services to clients worldwide. He supports multibillion cross-border commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, disputes and litigations, global compliance, legal policy and regulatory, IPR, strategic legal support with the overall responsibility to safeguard the legal interests of the company and its principal officers.

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Vineet Vij

currently is serving as the global general counsel of the Tech Mahindra Group, a USD5.3 billion enterprise, providing IT, ITeS, consulting and BPO services to clients worldwide. He supports multibillion cross-border commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, disputes and litigations, global compliance, legal policy and regulatory, IPR, strategic legal support with the overall responsibility to safeguard the legal interests of the company and its principal officers.

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