This is what you should do if the internet goes down while you are working
Currently, without a functioning internet connection, one is unable to work in many professions. For employees, the question then arises as to what the next steps should be. Is this a compulsory break and does the time have to be made up on other days?
In an interview with Sat.1, Atilla von Stillfried, specialist lawyer for labor law, explains the situation from a legal perspective. If the employment contract does not contain any provisions for a possible loss, the employer bears the risk. In addition, von Stillfried advises that in the event of a technical problem you should first look for a possible cause yourself. However, if the problem cannot be resolved, the employer should be informed about the problem.
In such a case, both parties could agree that the work will continue under hygienic conditions in the office. The wages must continue to be paid during the compulsory break.
Work opportunities even without the Internet
Even if the Internet fails in your own four walls, there are opportunities to continue working. For example, you could temporarily ask your neighbors to give you their Internet connection.
For activities such as writing e-mails or brief topic research, it is sometimes sufficient to use the smartphone’s mobile data connection. However, the available data volume should be taken into account here, as this can be used up quickly with some contracts.
If that is not possible, a public hotspot nearby would still be an option. However, you should speak to the boss here first before considering this. Employees should never dial into a public WLAN network with sensitive company data.
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