The WRC Expected To Communicate New Remote Work Rules

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is expected to complete a new code of practice on the right to request remote working by the end of this month.

They intend to finalize the code by the end of January according to a spokesperson. This is in line with a timeline suggested last year by Enterprise Minister Simon Coveney.

The code will set out practical guidance for employers and employees when it comes to requesting remote or flexible work.

Under the Work Life Balance Act, employers and employees will be making and considering requests for flexible or remote working under the code of practice.

There will be an obligation on the employer to consider both their needs and the needs of employees when assessing a request.

A complaint can be taken to the WRC where an employer has not complied with the code.

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