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The European Union (EU) said that with no fixed office should be paid for travelling to and from their and last each day. This could have a big on staffing costs across Europe. The of people who work from home and travel to and from their customers’ will now be paid work. This means salaries for care workers, sales , plumbers, and other company employees who work from home. The EU said this was to protect the and safety of workers. It wanted to make sure workers did not work than 48 hours per week.

Thousands of across Europe will have to rearrange the working of employees so that that their first and last are near their homes. A British employment lawyer told the BBC that: "Unless [bosses] adjust working hours or ask employees to opt out of the 48-hour week, employees could exceed the of hours they are legally allowed to work." This will be and companies could face legal from workers. The new does not affect people who commute to their , fixed place of work every day.

 
 

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