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National Remote Work Strategy

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

The T├ínaiste 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: https://enterprise.gov.ie/en/Publications/Making-Remote-Work.html

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: https://enterprise.gov.ie/en/Publications/Remote-Working-Checklist-for-Employers.html

Contact People Matters on hrqueries@peoplematters.ie to discuss your remote working policy needs.