Author: Mar Sabadell Bosch
Programme: Estudis d’Economia i Empresa.
Supervisors: Dra. Mònica Guillén Royo; Dr. Joan Torrent Sellens
Faculty / Institute: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Món jurídic en l’àmbit de l’empresa
Key words: Teleworking, Digital society, Flexible work, Labor law, Occupational health and safety, responsibility in risk prevention, ITC.
The aim of the research is to study telework, its emergence and development, in order to understand the transformation it introduces in the idea of working, and to analyse the regulatory framework as a determinant of this path.
From an interdisciplinary perspective, we analyse how organizational actions and behaviours, influenced by technological advances and economic trends, interact with the regulatory structure and legal-political decisions regulatory. The globalization and digitalization of economies, and the advance towards a service activity, manifest a progressive transition from the relatively standardized labour organization towards diversified and asymmetric network structures, where hyperconnectivity drives an overflow of what we know as work environment. With this economic scenario and reviewing the context of the crisis derived from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the thesis proposes a reflection on the transferability of the model of labour law, and its pitfalls, to the praxis of telework.