Right to Disconnect – What Employers Need to KnowPosted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 13 April 2021 Issues covered: Right to Disconnect; Remote Working; Working Time and Leave
The Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) has developed a Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Disconnect (the “Code”), which came into force on 1 April 2021. The Code will apply to employees who work remotely, in the office or another fixed location or at home.
Section 20(2) provides a legislative basis for the WRC to create Codes of Practice which are written guidelines agreed through a consultation process. The Codes of Practice set out best practice for both employers and employees to allow compliance with employment related legislation. This Code follows on from a recent Code of Practice developed in respect of addressing bullying and
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