Employment Law Legislative Updater - July 2016

Posted in : ByrneWallace Employment Law Legislative Updater on 7 July 2016
Emmet Whelan
ByrneWallace Solicitors
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Summary of Legislative Developments 

The Updater covers legislative updates from April 2016 to June 2016 (inclusive). While there has not been significant activity during this period, there have been some important developments.
The highlights of this issue include;
  • 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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Emmet Whelan
ByrneWallace Solicitors

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