Call for government to postpone working from home bill
Dublin Chamber director says most companies are trialling hybrid systems for staff and need time to evaluate before facing new legal obligations
The government should postpone the introduction of its remote working bill while companies trial their own hybrid systems, an employers’ group has said.
Aebhric McGibney, director of public and international affairs at Dublin Chamber of Commerce, said that businesses should be given time to adapt to the changing working environment before new legal obligations are placed on them.
“The one thing the government could do is just hold fire in terms of the right to request remote working, that piece of legislation, because most companies are trialling new ways of working in some sort of hybrid form and they are going to evaluate it after a year to see how it works, because it will take that long to figure it out,” McGibney told the Business Post.