Q2 has marked a new chapter in life and work, with several steps forward. Coronavirus restrictions began easing, and the vaccination programme speeded up, just after a new official code of practice came into place on the right to disconnect from work.
Around the same time, the Tánaiste also invited submissions on putting the right to seek remote working into law.
In this context, Legal Island will be discussing what the next phase holds for employers, with a focus on work-life balance, particularly in relation to working families.
Over the previous year, the pandemic had fundamentally transformed our work-life dynamic, further blurring the lines between work and family. The Department of Enterprise and Employment described both new public policy initiatives as part of Leo Varadkar’s plan “to create more flexible family-friendly working arrangements, including working from home and working more flexible hours”.