New Legislation on Remote Working - Your Questions Answered

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 February 2022
Bríd Nic Suibhne
A&L Goodbody
Issues covered: Remote Working Policy, Right to Request Remote Working, Policies and Procedures

What does this new legislation do?

The Draft Scheme of the Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2022 (Draft Scheme) sets out a prescribed process which employers must have in place to facilitate requests from employees for a remote working arrangement (Remote Working Request).

In short, the Draft Schemegives employees the right to ask their employer for a remote working arrangement and sets out how an employee should make the request and how an employer should respond to it. It does not, however, go so far as to grant employees the right to work remotely.

The legislation is to be accompanied by a Code of Practice which is to provide more detail on what is expected of employers in

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