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Alan Eustace examines the government's proposed new remote working legislation and whether it lives up to the hype. This week, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, headed by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, published the draft Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2022. This legislation w

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Employees will be given the statutory right to request remote working under new government legislation. Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste and minister for enterprise, trade and employment, yesterday published the general scheme of his Right to Request Remote Work Bill, which forms part of the government

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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