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20 January 2021
Under the latest Level 5 restrictions which came into force on 24 December 2020, employees in Ireland must work from home unless they are classified as essential workers and their work cannot be done at home.(1)
On 8 January 2021 the government updated the list of essential workers to provide that it does not include workers who perform administrative or other support activities for businesses, unless these constitute one of the following 'essential administrative and support activities' and the physical presence of the administrative or support worker in the workplace is required:
For further information on this topic please contact Síobhra Rush or Audrey Whyte at Lewis Silkin Ireland by telephone (+353 1566 9876) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). The Lewis Silkin Ireland website can be accessed at www.lewissilkin.com/en/ireland.
(1) The government guidance on Level 5 restrictions is available here.
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