Employment Law Legislative Updater - July 2016Posted in : ByrneWallace Employment Law Legislative Updater on 7 July 2016
Summary of Legislative Developments
- The commencement of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 and the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 on 29 April 2016.
- The Paternity Bill which provides for two week’s paternity leave to all “relevant parents” and the payment of a new social welfare payment of Paternity Benefit.
- The extension of Part 2 of the Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 for an additional three years, until 7 April 2019.
- The Public Holidays (Lá na Poblachta) Bill 2016 [PMB] which proposes an additional public holiday falling on April 24th to commemorate those who gave their lives to pursue the freedom of the Irish nation.
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