Emailing Outside of Office Hours: How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 20 August 2018
The Employment Team at RDJ
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Our employees regularly access emails through their personal devices from home, outside of their normal working hours as defined in their contracts of employment.  I understand that there is a recent decision around working time and emailing outside of office hours – how do I handle it?

Employers should take note of the recent decision in Kepak Convenience Foods Unlimited Company –v- Grainne O’Hara, WTC/18/18 ( 19th July 2018)


The Organisation of Working Time Act (“OWTA”) directs that an employer shall not permit its employees to work more than an average of 48 hours in any period of seven days. There are additional restrictions in terms of daily rest and night working

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