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The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme – Frequently Asked Questions

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 07/04/2020 In this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Aifric O'Dea, Associate in A&L Goodbody, takes a look at some FAQs from employers in relation to the Government's Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (the TWSS). What is the TWSS? The TWSS is a scheme to provide financial support to employees and employers who h...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Employment Implications of the Coronavirus Outbreak - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/03/2020 The Coronavirus, or Covid-19, continues to dominate media coverage across the globe. Here in Ireland, authorities are finding themselves grappling with containing Covid-19 since confirmation in the past week that the virus has now officially arrived on our shores. For Irish employers, it is essent...
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Organisation of Working Time – Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 04/02/2020 The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (the 1997 Act) is the main piece of legislation that governs the working hours of employees. It sets out employees' entitlements including the maximum average number of hours an employee can work, minimum break and rest periods that employees are entitled t...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Legal Representation at a Disciplinary Hearing – When is this Permitted?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/12/2019 In a much anticipated judgment delivered on 11 November 2019, McKelvey v Irish Rail, the Supreme Court brought welcome clarity to the legal position regarding the right of an employee to be accompanied by a legal representative at a disciplinary hearing. Last year the Court of Appeal found that the...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Policies and Procedures
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Privacy in the Workplace – Whose Right is it Anyway?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 05/11/2019 Do employees have the right to privacy in the workplace? Employees do not lose their right to privacy as soon as they walk through the doors of their workplace. Employees have a "reasonable expectation of privacy" in the workplace. An employee's right to privacy must be balanced against the rights ...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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Increases in Parental Leave Entitlements – Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 01/10/2019 This month Aisling Muldowney, Senior Associate with the Employment Law Group at A&L Goodbody, answers a range of potential questions that are likely to arise concerning the increases to Parental Leave entitlement as a result of the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019. What are the current par...
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Working Time and Leave Policies and Procedures
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Duty to Reasonably Accommodate – How far must an employer go?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/09/2019 This month, Bernard Martin, a solicitor on the Employment Team at A&L Goodbody provides practical advice for employers on reasonably accommodating employees, informed by the commentary of the Supreme Court in the Nano Nagle decision. What is the duty to provide reasonable accommodation and whe...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Who Needs an Employment Permit?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/08/2019 Who needs an Employment Permit? Are there other types of working permissions available? How do I apply for an employment permit for my prospective employee? Are there minimum salary thresholds for employment permits? We urgently need our non-EEA employee to start work. Is there a way to expedite t...
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Recruitment and Selection
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A Guide to Whistleblowing in Ireland

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 01/07/2019 Fiona Sharkey, Solicitor in A&L Goodbody’s Employment Practice Group, has provided answers to some of your questions on the topic of Protected Disclosures, commonly termed 'whistleblowing'. What is a Protected Disclosure? It is the disclosure of 'relevant information' which, in the reasonable b...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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Navigating an Insolvency Situation

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/06/2019 In a nutshell, an "insolvency situation" arises where a company's liabilities exceed its assets – a company is unable to pay its debts when they fall due. An insolvency situation triggers a significant number of legal considerations and in this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Aifric O'Dea, Associate...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation