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Gender Pay Gap Reporting: What is the 2024 Update?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/02/2024 What is Gender Pay Gap Reporting? The Gender Pay Gap Information Act and Regulations (the Regulations) require employers (with 250 or more employees) to examine the Gender Pay Gap (GPG) in their organisation. The Regulations also require such employers to publish: Details of the GPG The reasons...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures Pay
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Workplace Leave Entitlements: What Changes are on the Horizon?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 05/12/2023 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 Pro...
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Policies and Procedures Family Friendly Rights
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The Sick Leave Act 2022: Where are we now?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 07/11/2023 What does the Sick Leave Act 2022 provide? The Sick Leave Act 2022 (the Act) has been in force since 1 January 2023 and provides employees in Ireland with a right to statutory sick pay (SSP) for the first time. An employee who has completed 13 weeks’ continuous service is currently entitled to SS...
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Absence and Sickness Pay
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What are an Employer’s Duties When it Comes to Mental Health?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/10/2023 Last month, a number of organisations took part in various suicide prevention campaigns in an effort to raise awareness of this complex and sensitive issue. It was an important reminder of how far we have come as a society in terms of the progress that has been made in understanding and discussing ...
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Health and Safety Wellbeing
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Are ‘Budget Restraints’ Sufficient Grounds for Renewing Employees’ Fixed-term Contracts Instead of Offering Them a Permanent Position?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 05/09/2023 Employers who frequently deal with fixed term workers will be well accustomed to the obligations surrounding fixed-term contracts and the rights employees under fixed-term contracts are afforded under the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (the Act) with respect to their treatment i...
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Contracts of Employment
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Dismissals - It's Complicated: Dealing with Common (and Tricky!) Dismissals

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 01/08/2023 In this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Ciarán Lyng, Associate in A&L Goodbody's Employment Practice Group, provides an insight into what employers need to know when faced with the most common, and often tricky, dismissals in Ireland. Probationary and performance dismissals 1. What do employers ...
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Dismissal
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Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Where are we Now?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 04/07/2023 Overview Since the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting last year, it is now firmly on the compliance agenda of many employers. The gender pay gap (GPG) is the difference in the average hourly wage of men and women across a workforce. As a result of the introduction of The Gender Pay ...
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Discrimination and Equality
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The Pay Transparency Directive and What it Means for Employers

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/06/2023 In this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Bernard Martin, Senior Associate in A&L Goodbody's Employment Practice Group, provides an overview of the Pay Transparency Directive and what it means for employers. Along with the Work Life Balance Directive and the Gender Balance on Boards Directive, the...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures Pay
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Work-Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 02/05/2023 In this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Matthew McGrogan, Solicitor in A&L Goodbody's Employment Practice Group, provides an overview of the recently introduced Work-Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023. When was the Act introduced? The eagerly anticipated Work-Life Balance and Mi...
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Distinguishing Employees from Independent Contractors

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 04/04/2023 In this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Joe Mahon, Associate in A&L Goodbody's Employment Practice Group, provides an overview of how the law distinguishes employees from independent contractors, including a summary of recent case law in this area. Introduction The use of independent contractor...
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Contracts of Employment