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National Remote Work Strategy

By January 22, 2021March 26th, 2021No Comments

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD, has published Ireland’s first National Remote Work Strategy – ‘Making Remote Work – National Remote Work Strategy’. The aim is to make remote working a permanent option for life after the Covid pandemic.

Some of the key headline actions from the strategy include:

  • Legislate to provide employees the right to request remote working
  • Introduce Code of Practice on right to disconnect – covering calls, emails, switch off time
  • Invest in remote work hubs
  • Explore acceleration of National Broadband Plan
  • Review remote working for purposes of tax and expenditure in next budget
  • Lead by example by mandating that home/remote working should be norm for 20% of public sector employees

These actions are to be completed over the course of 2021. Download the full National Remote Work Strategy here to learn more:

The Government have also compiled a remote work checklist to ‘provide employers with a quick way to navigate the adoption of remote working arrangements’. Download checklist here:

Contact People Matters on [email protected] to discuss your remote working policy needs.