The contractual relationship for the SLTeleworker is regulated by a written work contract explicitly stating that the work is carried out “remotely” for the employer and it specifies the following:

  • The place or places where the job can be performed
  • The job tasks and the job description
  • Number of working hours and the work start and end times
  • The salary and all the rights and allowances.
In addition to any other rights stated in the labor system or the ministerial decrees and the internal regulations adopted in the establishment.
  1. The nature of the work can be performed through means of communication and information technology.
  2. The employer must comply with the following:
    • Providing all the necessary tools and devices and other equipment for the employee to perform the work.
    • Paying all the hardware maintenance costs to ensure their continuous workability.
    • Paying the bills of all the means of communication and information technology provided to the worker in order to carry out his assigned work.
    • Taking into account the public safety measures, which are required at the workplace, when determining the SLTelework place or places to maintain the worker’s safety.
  3. The worker must comply with the following:
    • Maintaining the tools and the devices, which are in his possession, as well as taking care of them, and requesting its necessary maintenance from the employer whenever required, and he must do so with his usual diligence and care.
    • Returning the tools and the devices provided by to him by the employer, in order to perform his job, upon request, unless the parties agree otherwise.
    • Refraining from using the tools and the devices, which are in his possession, for non-business related reasons, or in illegal acts.
No, the SLTeleworking can occur at hours other than the working hours adopted at the establishment, provided that the working hours will be determined according to the circumstances and the nature of the work requirements, taking into account the provisions of the labor law and the ministerial decrees.
Yes, an employer is entitled to recruit full-time or part-time workers, provided that the part-time worker is calculated as half a worker, and is registered at the social security as a part-timer, and the part-timer should not be calculated in the localization percentages in more than two entities at a time.
It is not necessary to obtain prior authorization from the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) or any other party to recruit SLTeleworkers.
Through a written agreement, a worker, who performs his job at the original workplace, can be converted into a SLTeleworker at the workplace agreed upon; and in this case the worker’s service is considered continuous. This applies if the SLTeleworker is converted into a worker, who performs his job at the original workplace.
You can apply for jobs and work remotely through the following methods:
  1. Communicating with one of the accredited service providers for the program.
  2. Searching on job websites for SLTelework jobs.
There are no differences in the financial transactions, unless the worker's monthly performance does not require moving to the workplace, as the establishment may not add to the value of transportation allowance to the salary.
Through the direct supervision of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development for the program through the formal hiring authorities, registration at the social security and signing the formal contracts.