IBEC says requirement for all...


IBEC says requirement for all employers to have a work from home policy is 'excessive and unnecessary'

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07:21 26 Jan 2022

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The requirement for all employers to have a remote working policy's "excessive" and "unnecessary", according to IBEC.

Workers could be given the legal right to ask their boss to work from home by the summer, under new draft legislation announced yesterday.

Among its provisions, ALL employers will need to set out how remote working requests are managed and the conditions that'll apply in their business.

But IBEC spokesperson, Maeve McElwee, says this shouldn't be the case.

"The requirement that all employers would have to have a remote working policy seems excessive, given that there will be many different sectors in the economy where employees will not be in a position to work remotely given the nature of their specific roles.

"To have to introduce a policy for every employee and to remind them of that policy seems entirely impractical."

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