Guidance for Employers with Regards to COVID-19

Posted in : Webinar Recordings on 19 March 2020
Caroline Reidy
The HR Suite
Issues covered:

Given the recent announcement in relation to COVID-19,  join Caroline McEnery as she provides listeners with guidance on handling COVID-19 and answers your employment law questions.

Caroline McEnery is Managing Director of The HR Suite, a former member of the Low Pay Commission and is also an Adjudicator in the Workplace Relations Commission.

In this webinar, the following points were discussed:

1.  Guidance on remote working tips

2.  Guidance on communicating with employees

3.  Guidance on payment scenarios on a case by case basis relating to Coronavirus absence

4.  Guidance on support on Force Majeure queries (relating to Covid-19)

5.  Guidance on Annual Leave queries (relating to Covid-19)

6.  Guidance on Parental Leave queries (relating to Covid-19)

7.  Guidance on absence queries (relating to Covid-19)

8.  Guidance on redundancy

9.  Guidance on lay off due to decreased activity

10.  Guidance in relation to employees coming back from holidays

11.  Guidance in relation to employees going on holidays

12.  Ad hoc queries relating to Covid-19

The Recording


The transcript for this webinar will be available shortly.

Training Resources

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[Updated] Coronavirus Awareness in the Irish Workplace (Free)

This course will help raise awareness of the coronavirus and provide information for all employees on how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This course will also provide you with guidelines on how to protect yourself and your colleagues in the workplace.

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This article is correct at 19/03/2020

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Caroline Reidy
The HR Suite

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