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Increases in Parental Leave Entitlements – Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 30/04/2024 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 Parental Leave entitlement because of the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019. What are the current parental leave entitlement...
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Working Time Policies and Procedures

Significant Updates to the Employment Permits System: What do I Need to Know?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 28/03/2024 What changes were recently made to the employment permits system? The main changes to the employment permits system which came into effect on 17 January 2024 were as follows: 11 roles have been added to the Critical Skills Occupations List 33 roles have been removed from the Ineligible Occupatio...
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Immigration

Key Takeaways: Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Request Flexible Working and Right to Request Remote Working

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 28/03/2024 The eagerly anticipated Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Request Flexible Working and Remote Working (the Code) was published on 7 March 2024, bringing the rights to request flexible and remote working finally into effect. The right to request flexible and remote working...
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Policies and Procedures Remote and Hybrid Working

Considerations When Dealing with Fixed-Term Workers

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 05/03/2024 What is a Fixed Term Worker? Fixed-term workers are employees with a contract of employment which comes to an end: (i) on a specific date, (ii) upon completing a specific task, or (iii) on the occurrence of a specific event. Workers hired on a temporary basis to provide maternity leave cover, assis...
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Redundancy Contracts of Employment

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 Gender Pay Gap

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

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

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

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

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