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time disconnect phoneThe Right to Disconnect

The position now and what's coming

UPDATE: Government launches Code of Practice for employers and employeees on the right to disconnect (01/04/2021)

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The Government has announced that it is giving full consideration to remote working in Ireland. Among the many aspects under review is the right to disconnect. This article examines the employee's right to disconnect from work outside normal working hours. This applies to employees who attend at their workplace, but who may work from home after hours, as well as employees who regularly work remotely. We look at the current position in Ireland, which is mainly governed by the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997. We also examine the  proposed Governmental review of the whole area of working from home, remote working and achieving a good work life balance.

 

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short time layoff covid19Covid-19 Can I use lay off and short time to cope with Covid-19 ?

In the current fight against the corona virus Covid-19 many employers thoughts are turning to the use of short time and lay off. This short guide will help employers in Ireland understand the uses and benefits of the short time and lay off provisions in Irish employment law

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covid 19 comp Covid - 19,  The Corona Virus

Health & Safety at Work

As an employer in Ireland, what should I do to prepare against the Corona virus outbreak? What is my duty of care towards my employees? How do I deal with an employee who wants to self isolate? These are some of the questions we will deal with in this article on the impact of the Covid - 19 (Corona Virus) on employers and employees in Ireland. The situation regarding the corona virus Covid-19 is being updated on a daily, if not hourly basis. As an employer you need to take that into consideration and actively seek updated information on the coronavirus, and assess the risk to your business accordingly.

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MonitoringsocialmediacompSocial Media Monitoring of Employees

The Pitfalls and how to avoid them

You might be thinking,isn't all social media in the public domain, so what harm is there in looking at the social media postings of an employee? We look at the pitfalls that an employer who checks out the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media pictures, posts, opinions and status of their employees, potential or current, can encounter. We examine social media in the workplace.

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