Editorial: Working from home won’t suit everybody in a changing world

The government should tread carefully as it brings in new legislation to give employees the right to remote working

17th January, 2021
Editorial: Working from home won’t suit everybody in a changing world
Leo Varadkar’s announcement last week that the government will move legislation to give employees the right to seek remote working is to be welcomed

To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumours of the death of the office have been greatly exaggerated. Leo Varadkar’s announcement last week that the government will move legislation to give employees the right to seek remote working is to be welcomed, as recognition of how technology can grant us a better work-life balance.

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