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Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect

The purpose of the Code is to provide practical guidance and best practice to employers, employees and their representatives in relation to the Right to Disconnect.

The Code is designed to provide guidance for the resolution of workplace issues arising from the Right to Disconnect both informally and formally, and 

  • complement and support employers’ and employees’ rights and obligations under the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (OWTA), the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (SHWWA), the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 and the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 – 2014.
  • assist employers and employees in navigating an increasingly digital and changed working landscape which often involves remote and flexible working.
  • provide assistance to those employees who feel obligated to routinely work longer hours than those agreed in their terms and conditions of employment.
  • assist employers in developing and implementing procedures and policies to facilitate the Right to Disconnect.

Published by Workplace Regulation and Economic Migration

Topics: Workplace and Skills