A new law in Portugal will prevent companies from contacting employees outside of working hours. Due to come into force soon, the law will protect the rights of remote workers and safeguard their family lives.
The vast majority of Irish solicitors want hybrid working arrangements after the Covid-19 pandemic, a new survey by the Law Society of Ireland has found. According to a report produced by the Law Society's younger members' committee, 91 per cent of solicitors would prefer some form of hybrid working
Insurance risk and commercial law firm BLM, which employs around 60 people in Belfast, has signed up to a flexible working charter launched by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The ABI launched the #MakingFlexibleWork campaign earlier this year with the aim of increasing flexible working, i
UK law firm TLT, which employs over 100 people at its Belfast office, has announced plans to introduce a new flexible working policy in keeping with the changes in working practices that have occurred over the past year. The firm’s approach includes three commitments: to provide more choice so
Global legal business DWF has moved to smaller premises in Dublin as it anticipates most employees continuing to split time between the office and their homes after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. A business-wide workplace survey conducted in the first quarter of 2021 found that the overwhelming m
The right to disconnect should be incorporated into Irish law through legislation, a new report has recommended. The 33-page report, from the Covid-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), outlines the existing law and argues that it is insufficient to provide adequate an
Employment law issues arising from flexible working and remote working are the top areas of concern for HR professionals in the public sector, a new survey suggests. Business law firm ByrneWallace LLP surveyed HR professionals in conjunction with workplace compliance company Legal Island ahead of an
Employees in Ireland now have the "right to disconnect" under a new code of practice drawn up by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). Tánaiste and Employment Minister Leo Varadkar today announced the bringing into effect of the new code of practice as well as the beginning of a consultat
Dentons is to give staff the freedom of choice over when to work from home or the office The firm's UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME) region is to launch a new agile working policy that will give people freedom over choosing when to work from home or the office.
William Fry partners Louise Harrison and Nuala Clayton examine a case in which the rejection of an employee's request to work from home constituted constructive dismissal. In a recent decision, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) found that an employee was constructively dismissed when her empl
The Workplace Relations Commission has launched a public consultation on the drafting of a new code of practice on the "right to disconnect". The code will set out guidance for employees and employers with regard to best practice and approaches to employee disengagement outside normal working hours.
Irish lawyers are overwhelmingly in favour of working from home (WFH) more often after the end of the COVID-19 crisis, but are less confident that their employers will agree, a survey of Irish Legal News readers has found. All of the respondents to our survey, launched in our free daily newsletter o
Irish Legal News is surveying readers on their experience of working from home. Our short survey consists of three questions, with space for comments to elaborate on your experience of working from home.