Planning for the “New Normal - key considerations…


Employment Webinar

Seminar Type:
Group Study


Planning for the “New Normal - key considerations for employers in achieving a safe return to the workplace & managing the New Hybrid Workplace. 

14 October 2021  - 

12.00 – 1.30 pm

Remotely by webinar




Since the Irish Government published its planned exit strategy from lockdown on 31 August, with a gradual return to the workplace commencing on 20 September 2021, businesses are preparing for a safe re-opening, while seeking to protect employee health and safety.

During this webinar our panel of specialist employment practitioners will discuss the practical and legal challenges likely to arise in returning to the workplace and will provide practical guidance and insight in to commonly asked questions, with a focus on the following: - 


•           Practical guidance on the challenges presented by returning the workforce –considering implications of the revised Work Safety Protocol, considerations around vaccinated employees, vulnerable employees, reluctance to return to work.

•           Meeting Health & Safety challenges - addressing office logistics, social distancing and other control measures, managing close contacts and conducting risk assessments – how far must employers go.

•           Privacy, technology, and data protection considerations 

•           Managing the hybrid workplace – the legal implications of the “new normal” - amending contracts/revising existing policies/introducing new policies/considerations around evaluating flexible working requests and disciplining or rewarding employees in a hybrid working world.