As businesses across the country continue to open up Open For Business takes a look at how employers and employees are adapting and adjusting to a new way of working.

We take a look at the economic impact working from home will have on small and large businesses.

Joining Ella and Richard in studio to discuss these 'new normal' working situations is Lawyer Cliona Kimber who specialises in Employment Law and discusses all that employers need to know if they have employees working from home.

Later in the show we look at Supply Chains, and the lessons Irish businesses learned about the risks of relying on one international supplier for sourcing raw materials.

As the Covid-19 pandemic gripped the world it exposed the fragile nature of the world's supply chains and how interruptions to this chain were drastically felt here in Ireland.


Finally, in our Big Interview this week we speak with Carolan Lennon, CEO of eir about her company’s employees working from home and about broadband reach across Ireland.

Relevant Links

For GDPR while working remotely, visit here

For guidance for working remotely during COVID-19 from the Dept of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, go to here

For FAQs on rights and responsibilities for employers and employees, visit here 

For more information on the WDC’s Remote Working in Ireland During Covid-19 survey, go to this link

For more on CSO’s Employment and Life Effects of COVID-19 survey, go to here

For the Director Sentiment Monitor, for Q2 2020 (when COVID-19 restrictions were first imposed), conducted by IoD Ireland, go to this link

For CSO’s Impact of COVID-19 on ICT Usage by Households survey, visit here

For more information on Comreg’s survey on broadband and mobile phone usage since COVID-19 restrictions were introduced, go to here

And for CSO’s survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Virtual Life, go to here

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