Working Time and Remote Working – An Employers Guide

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 February 2021
Joe Mahon
A&L Goodbody
Issues covered: Working Time and Leave; Right to Disconnect; Remote Working Strategy; Rest Breaks; Annual Leave

A major consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a transition for many businesses to a remote working model. While this development has undoubtedly highlighted many of the benefits of working from home, one of the main challenges faced by employers in this environment is that of working time, and in particular the blurring of lines between employees' professional and personal lives. With many seeing light at the end of the tunnel in 2021, it is still important for employers to be familiar with all facets of working time rules, especially where they expect their workers to continue to work remotely in some capacity.

We set out below some key questions and guidance to help employers

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Joe Mahon
A&L Goodbody

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