The Tánaiste’s has committed to create a more flexible family-friendly working arrangements in Irish companies, including working from home and working more flexible hours.
The Code of Practice requires employers and employees to work together to determine the appropriate working arrangements and policies. Because the Code is flexible, employees will have more options to work outside of traditional hours, which many people have availed of during the pandemic. And it reflects the fact that many Irish employees are part of a global network, requiring contact with colleagues around the world.
Minister Damian English TD said the Code “will ensure that both employers and employees are aware of their requirements and entitlements and understand how they apply when it is time to unplug and recharge the batteries by switching off properly from work, especially in a remote working scenario.”