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Industry Updates

The Right to Work Remotely and the Right to Disconnect in Ireland - Is the Home Office Here to Stay?

19 Jan 2021

The National Remote Working Strategy in Ireland has just been published. Before December 2021, the Government plans to implement legislation entitling employees to request remote working on a permanent basis.  In Quarter 1 of 2021, a Code of Practice is expected to be published governing workers entitlements to disconnect from work in the evenings and at weekends.  The Strategy envisages enhanced tax incentives for home workers and investment in remote working hubs as well as an acceleration of the national broadband strategy.  We look at what this means for employers in Ireland.

Further Information

For further advice and assistance on planning for remote working and changes to working time policies to prepare for the implementation of the Strategy, please contact one of the below contacts or your usual Maples Group Employment Team contact.

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Our Irish legal Employment team supports our clients and provides expert employment Irish law advice to businesses across a wide range of sectors, including financial services, investment management, technology and healthcare.  We pride ourselves on always striving to add value by actively working with our clients to design practices, procedures and solutions that are tailored to their business, their strategy and their employees.