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Recording Working Hours – Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/05/2022 Are employers required to record employees' working hours? Yes, The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (the 1997 Act) imposes an obligation on employers to keep detailed records of their employees' daily and weekly working hours. Employers are required to keep these records for three years from ...
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Working Time
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New Codes of Practice on Equal Pay and Workplace Harassment – Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 05/04/2022 In this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Amy Martin, Solicitor in A&L Goodbody's Employment Practice Group, provides some insights on the two new codes of practice published the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on equal pay and workplace harassment. The new codes can be found below: Co...
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Discrimination and Equality Gender Pay Gap
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The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022 - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 01/03/2022 In this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Ciarán Lyng, Solicitor in A&L Goodbody's Employment Practice Group, provides some insights on the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022 (the Bill). 1. What is the Bill? As readers will be aware, Ireland already has extensive and strong protection for...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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New Legislation on Remote Working - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 01/02/2022 What does this new legislation do? The Draft Scheme of the Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2022 (Draft Scheme) sets out a prescribed process which employers must have in place to facilitate requests from employees for a remote working arrangement (Remote Working Request). In short, the Draft S...
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A-Typical Working Policies and Procedures Remote and Hybrid Working
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On-Call Working - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 07/12/2021 In this month’s First Tuesday Q&A, Kevin Slattery, Associate in A&L Goodbody’s Employment Practice Group, provides some insights into the law relating to on-call working. 1. What is an on-call working arrangement? There is no legal definition of on-call working under Irish employment la...
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Contracts of Employment Working Time
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Mandatory Retirement Age - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 01/11/2021 In this First Tuesday Q&A, Fiona Sharkey, solicitor in the Employment Practice Group at A&L Goodbody, considers the law in relation to mandatory retirement age of employees in light of a recent decision of the Labour Court, Pat O'Donnell v Denis O'Keeffe (ADJ-00026978), where the Court fou...
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Redundancy Discrimination and Equality Contracts of Employment
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Reasonable Accommodation - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 04/10/2021 In light of the recent Workplace Relations Commissions (WRC) decision of Marie O’Shea v Health Services Executive (ADJ-00024740) it is important that employers consider that law in relation to providing reasonable accommodation to an employee with a disability. What does the legislation say about r...
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Discrimination and Equality Pay Diversity & Inclusion
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The Return to the Office – Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 07/09/2021 The government announced on Tuesday, 31 August 2021, that a gradual return to workplaces for specific business requirements can take place from 20 September 2021 onwards, under the new roadmap for re-opening society, 'COVID-19: Reframing the Challenge, Continuing Our Recovery and Reconnecting'. It ...
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A-Typical Working Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/08/2021 On 13 July 2021, the long-awaited Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 (the Act) was signed into law. The Act will require employers (initially those employing 250 employees or more) to publish pay differences between female and male employees, including any bonuses. The Act provides for regulations...
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Discrimination and Equality Pay Gender Pay Gap
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DPC Guidance on Processing Covid-19 Vaccination Data - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/07/2021 As the roll-out of the National Vaccination Programme steadily progresses and with some businesses starting to plan a staggered return to the workplace, employers are faced with the question of what (if any) information they can request from employees regarding their Covid-19 vaccination status. A ...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Coronavirus/Covid-19