Workers in Wales can now be punished with £60 fines for going to work if they are able to work from home instead, it has been revealed.
Employers could also be fined up to £10,000 if they repeatedly fail to allow people to work from home.
Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for the Economy, Paul Davies MS, said:
“Labour ministers have snuck these new rules in under the radar without any proper announcement and that in my opinion is no way to govern and creates huge panic for families, workers and businesses.
“It is vital that Mark Drakeford and his cabinet are clear and frank with the public at every step of the way when announcing new restrictions – and not just discretely usher in new regulations and threaten people with fines.
“This Labour administration seems to be getting rather comfortable governing by late night press releases and tinkering with the rules without letting the public know until they’ve already come into force.
“That has to change and that is why the Welsh Conservatives have called for the Senedd to be recalled so politicians can fully scrutinise new rules and restrictions.”