The Right To Disconnect

Posted in : HR Updates ROI on 16 June 2021
Caroline Reidy
The HR Suite
Issues covered: The Right to Disconnect; Code of Practice

As of 1st April 2021, all employees officially have the Right to Disconnect from work and have a better work-life balance, after the Government published a new Code of Practice. The right to disconnect code builds on the solid foundations of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 (OWTA 1997) which is the primary legislation that covers working time for all employees in Ireland. 

This is part of the Government commitment to create more flexible family-friendly working arrangements, including working from home and working more flexible hours.

The Code was developed by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to provide practical guidance and best practice to employers, employees and

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Caroline Reidy
The HR Suite

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