National Remote Working Guidance launched

In December 2019 the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation published Remote Work in Ireland, a report on the prevalence and types of remote working solutions in Ireland, the attitudes towards them and influencing factors for employees and employers when engaging with these solutions.

 

The Remote Work in Ireland report found that employers and employees needed more guidance in order to increase the uptake of remote working. In particular the report highlighted the areas of:  

  • equality  
  • health and safety  
  • employment rights and the right to disconnect  
  • data protection  
  • training   

In response to the unprecedented number of people working from home as a result of COVID-19, the Government has published Guidance for Working Remotely during COVID-19 detailing where information can be found on each of these areas.

 

As remote working becomes a bigger part of our work culture, the Government has launched a public consultation to inform the delivery of guidance on remote working for both employers and employees. Government want to know how they can further build on this guidance by addressing key areas of concern for employers and employees when it comes to remote working.

 

For example:  

  • Is the current guidance suitable?  
  • Does the current guidance provide clarity?  
  • How could the current guidance be improved?  
  • Are there further areas on which employers need guidance?  
  • Are there further areas on which employees need guidance?  

In order to draft our submission in enough time, we would ask that you return your contribution before close of business on Thursday, 30th July to elizabeth.bowen@sfa.ie.

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