This Working Life

New legislation will lead to fundamental change in Irish working life

The Right to Request Remote Work Bill and the Work Life Balance Bill, which are at advanced stages of drafting, are relevant to both employers and employees

The pandemic changed perceptions of remote working and work-life balance

Blaine Gaffney is the legislative lead at Edelman Global Advisory in Dublin

Unless they are directly affected, businesses and citizens tend to allow the legislative and law-making process to pass them by. A lively row on the floor of the Dáil turns heads in a way legislative detail does not, but the truth is that directly or indirectly, most policy matters to most businesses, most of the time.

The Right to Request Remote Work Bill ...