Firms will be liable for health and safety rules at home under new remote working policy

Government to legislate to give employees the right to request to work from home as part of proposed national strategy

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
17th January, 2021
Firms will be liable for health and safety rules at home under new remote working policy
Working from home: Leo Varadkar is aiming for the legislation to be introduced by September. Picture: Julien Behal

Leo Varadkar’s new remote working policy would make employers liable to ensure people follow workplace health and safety rules in their own homes, employers’ groups have said.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Business announced on Friday that the government will legislate to give employees the right to request to work from home as part of a National Remote Working Strategy.

Ibec and Isme both said that the proposals due to...

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