By: Sara Bertoncelj / Nova24tv
Yesterday, in the regular propaganda show of RTV Slovenia a trade unionist Tea Jarc was hosted, who obviously does not know the rights of workers – probably because she never had to fight for them. Namely, she is more or less connected to taxpayers’ money, and she prefers to sympathise with the less privileged from some exotic island.
“Employers could pay workers who work from home to use the internet or electricity,” said activist and trade unionist Tea Jarc, who was quite critical of working from home, in last night’s show on RTVS. She believes that many people have been forced into this form of work and that working from home is also detrimental to some. The latter may be true, but for some such work is also more appropriate. The host of the show, who put words in Jarc’s mouth, added that employers could also pay rent. Together, of course, they found that Prime Minister Janez Janša was to blame for all the problems in this world.
The Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities has already responded and taught Jarc that the employer must reimburse the worker at home for the costs of using his resources at work on the basis of applicable law. Namely, it is a mandatory compensation on the basis of the Employment Relationships Act (ZDR-1), and the amount of this compensation must be determined in the employment contract for work at home. It is unfortunate that the trade unionist is not aware of this or that she did not inform herself at least so much to not broadcast and spread misleading information. Of course, she did not think this was necessary, as the sole purpose of her speech was to criticise the current government.
The employee may also claim the actual costs incurred in connection with the use of own resources in the course of work at home, and the contract between the employee and the employer must show that these own resources are provided by the employee and therefore entitled to compensation for use of these funds. The employee claims the actual costs on the basis of evidence in the objection against the informative calculation of personal income tax.