Workplace Leave Entitlements: What Changes are on the Horizon?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 5 December 2023
Éinde O'Donnell
A&L Goodbody LLP
Issues covered: Domestic Violence Leave, SSP, Flexible/Remote Working, Parent's Leave

The government has recently announced the commencement and extension of key employee leave entitlements. In this article we outline some of the recent and the upcoming changes.

What does the introduction of domestic violence leave mean?

The provisions of the Work-life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 (the WLB Act) regarding domestic violence leave have been commenced and are now in force, with effect from 27 November 2023.

Under the new law:

  • All employees have a right to take up to five days’ paid domestic violence leave per year. Employees are entitled to be paid their full pay.
  • The purpose of the leave is to enable the employee who has experienced in the past or is

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Back to Q&A's This article is correct at 05/12/2023
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Éinde O'Donnell
A&L Goodbody LLP

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