Key points from the recently announced Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 28 April 2022
Linda Hynes
Lewis Silkin
Issues covered: Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill; Flexible Working; Leave

The Irish government has approved the drafting of a Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill.

This General Scheme of a Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 (the General Scheme) was brought to Cabinet by Minister Roderic O’Gorman who hopes that it will pass through both houses of the Oireachtas by the end of July 2022. The General Scheme proposes a number of legislative changes which are designed to allow for a better work life balance for parents and carers, to encourage more equal sharing of parental leave between men and women and ultimately to try and improve the representation of women in the labour market.

What are the key proposals under the General

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Linda Hynes
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