Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has published Ireland’s first National Remote Work Strategy
Published: 15th January 2021
The plan addresses the challenges to make remote working a permanent option for life after the pandemic. New rules will be introduced to allow employees the right to disconnect & to request remote working from their employers.
The increase in home working, as a result of COVID-19, has brought remote working to the forefront of working life.
Although the adoption of remote work was already increasing in Ireland, COVID-19 has greatly accelerated this trend making remote work a central part of the workplace today and into the future.
Making Remote Work – National Remote Work Strategy
The Tánaiste outlines the main actions in the plan:
• Mandating that home and remote work should be the norm for 20 percent of public sector employment
• Reviewing the treatment of remote working for the purposes of tax and expenditure in the next Budget
• Mapping and investing in a network of remote working hubs across Ireland
• Legislating for the right to request remote working
• Developing a code of practice for the right to disconnect
• Doing what we can to accelerate the provisionof high-speed broadband to all parts of Ireland
Read or download the report here: https://enterprise.gov.ie/en/Publications/Publication-files/Making-Remote-Work.pdf
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