Business responds to publication of draft Scheme of the Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2022
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, notes the publication today from Government of the draft Scheme of the Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2022.
Ibec Director of Employer Relations, Maeve McElwee said: “While we will need to see the detailed Bill once published, we welcome the broad grounds included in the draft Scheme under which businesses may consider applications for remote working. Businesses, however, are concerned by the proposed new requirement for all employers, regardless of size or sector, to put in place a formal remote working policy.
“Ibec notes that this draft legislation is just one element of the Government’s broader Remote Working Strategy. It will be important to view this in the context of other Government commitments to invest in necessary infrastructure such as remote working hubs, alignment with childcare facilities, and the National Broadband Plan.”