to Mondaq or
for our free news alerts to be able to register for this webinar.
Employment & Labor/COVID/Remote Working – Here to Stay?
By November, Ireland will have been in the grips of a pandemic for over 9 months. At first, when workers were sent home to work remotely in a bid to contain the virus, it was mainly dealt with as a temporary/emergency situation. However, as the months go on, it is becoming more of a permanent arrangement with many employers not intending to undertake a full return to the office until some time in 2021. Furthermore, many employees will be keen to retain an element of remote working into the future, even when things go back to "normal".
This webinar will consider remote working from the employment law, health & safety, data protection and tax perspectives.
Catherine will review the employment law considerations relating to remote working, to include the strict legal requirement for employers to keep records of working time and breaks taken and will discuss how this requirement does not sit easily with modern work practices. Catherine will also consider the impact of remote working on employees' mental health and will recommend steps that employers should be taking in this regard.
Nuala will talk about the health and safety considerations arising for employers who have remote workers, to include the extent of an employer's obligations regarding the home office. Nuala will also briefly consider the potential risks and liabilities arising for employers as staff continue to work from home.
Leo will consider the data protection risks arising from remote working, such as data security, organisational concerns and international data transfers. With Brexit on the horizon, the impact of these issues might be heightened for multinational enterprises.
Declan will touch on some of the key tax strategy considerations for multinational enterprises who have experienced a surge in remote workers, particularly those workers who may have relocated to another jurisdiction during the global pandemic and will review what companies should be doing to address this trend.