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

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 20 August 2018
Deirdre Malone
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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)

Background

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

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This article is correct at 20/08/2018
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Deirdre Malone
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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