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Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/09/2022 The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (the Act), which transposes the EU Whistleblowing Directive into Irish law, has now been enacted. Given the deadline for transposing the EU Directive was December 2021, it is unlikely the Government will delay in commencing it. While the final text of ...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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First Tuesday Q&A - The Sick Leave Act 2022

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 02/08/2022 What does the Sick Leave Act 2022 provide and when will it come into force? Once enacted the Sick Leave Act 2022 (the Act) will provide for a statutory sick pay scheme for employees in Ireland. The Act was signed by the President on the 20 July 2022. A commencement order is awaited which will brin...
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Absence and Sickness Pay
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Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 05/07/2022 On 3 June 2022, the long-awaited gender pay gap Gender pay gap reporting regulations were published (the Regulations). The Regulations outline in some detail the gender pay gap (GPG) reporting requirements and how employers should set about complying with these requirements. The Regulations are th...
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Discrimination and Equality Gender Pay Gap
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Use Of CCTV In Disciplinary Processes: New Ruling from The Court Of Appeal

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/06/2022 In Doolin v DPC [2022], the Court of Appeal (COA) examined the use by an employer of CCTV footage for disciplinary purposes. Upholding an earlier decision of the High Court, it found such use constituted unlawful further processing. This month wetake a look at the COA's decision and what it means...
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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