What can employers do about the change to the State Pension Age?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 7 August 2013
Zelda Cunningham
Arthur Cox
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(a) Ensure that employees are aware of the changes to the State Pension Age.

(b)If the Company has either an express or implied mandatory retirement age, consider whether the Company is in a position to allow employees to continue working past this age, either on a fixed term basis or otherwise. There is no prohibition in Irish legislation on entering into a fixed term contract with an employee after their retirement, provided that the employee consents to this arrangement.

(c) Where a Company does impose a mandatory retirement age on its employees, it may wish to consider consulting with employees with a view to changing this age or indeed removing this age. If this is considered, it is

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Zelda Cunningham
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