Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023

Published: 15 May 2023

The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 (the “Act”) was signed into law by the President on 4th April 2023. It transposes the EU Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers and provides for the introduction of new rights for employees which are designed to support a better balance between family life, work life, and caring responsibilities.

The key changes addressed by the Act are outlined below under the following headings:

  1. The right to request remote working;
  2. The right to request flexible working for caring purposes;
  3. Domestic Violence Leave;
  4. Leave for Medical Care Purposes;
  5. Extension of breastfeeding facilitation period.

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Anne O'Connell

Firm: Anne O’Connell Solicitors
Country: Ireland

Practice Area: Labour and Employment

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