The best ways to exercise remote control

From health and safety to potential slacking off, having a remote workforce comes with its own set of specific problems

1st September, 2019

Demand for remote or flexible working arrangements is on the rise in Irish workplaces and, as with most changes in work culture, risks can arise. From a legal perspective, the key risks of retaining a remote workforce fall into the following five categories.

Under the Safety, Heath and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (as amended), an employer has a duty of care towards his employees.

This includes providing and maintaining a safe workplace, preventing any improper...

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