Parents and carers of children under 12 are to be given a legal right to request flexible working hours and remote working.

It's part of proposed new government legislation that's aimed at creating a better work life balance for families.

The plan, which's going before Cabinet today, would also give people five days of unpaid leave a year to care for sick family members.

The right to paid breastfeeding breaks would also be extended from six months to two years under the bill.

Director of HR firm CIPD Ireland, Mary Connaughton, says the change is needed...

 

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