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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

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 and Conditions of Employment

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

The Return to Work Safely Protocol Updated - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 01/06/2021 Ireland's reopening plan after the Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions is continuing. Most recently, non-essential retail has reopened and hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and self-catering accommodation are shortly due to reopen. In May 2020, the Return to Work Safely Protocol was published. In December 20...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19

New Law On Whistleblowing – What Does This Mean For Ireland?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 04/05/2021 Overview - The EU Whistleblowing Directive Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (the EU Whistleblowing Directive) was enacted on 16 December 2019. Member States have until December 2021 to transpose or implement the Directive by enacting domestic le...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)

Parents Leave and Other Family Related Statutory Leave

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 07/04/2021 The Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021 (the Act) has recently been signed into law. The Act made changes to statutory parents leave and adoptive leave, which came into effect on 1 April 2021. This month we look at the changes made by the Act and outline the various other statutory l...
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Working Time and Leave

Your Probation Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 02/03/2021 Following the recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Donal O’Donovan –v- Over-C Technology Limited and Over-C Limited, probation is firmly back in the spotlight. This month we address a number of complex probationary scenarios: 1. What should be contained within a probationary clause in a c...
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Contracts of Employment Probation

Agency Workers - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 01/12/2020 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 agency workers. 1. What is an agency worker? An agency worker is defined under the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 20...

Constructive Dismissal - Questions and Answers

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/11/2020 In this month’s First Tuesday Q&A, Bernard Martin, Solicitor in A&L Goodbody’s Employment Practice Group, provides some insights on constructive dismissal and looks at case law in the area, including some recent decisions. What is a Constructive Dismissal? Constructive Dismissal arises wher...

Remote Working

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/10/2020 In March 2020 huge numbers of employees abruptly found themselves working from home as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. Makeshift home offices consisting of laptops and mobile phones were set up on kitchen tables, on beds and couches, and in any spare rooms across the country. While many employer...