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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...

Protected Disclosures – A Review of Recent Developments

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 01/09/2020 In this month’s First Tuesday Q&A, Fiona Sharkey, Solicitor in A&L Goodbody’s Employment Practice Group, provides some insights on recent legal developments in relation to the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the 2014 Act). 1. What is a Protected Disclosure? Under the 2014 Act, a protected d...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures) Policies and Procedures

Collective Redundancies

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 04/08/2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has presented some of the most significant challenges to employers since the global financial crash in 2008. For many employers, particularly in the retail, transport and tourism sectors, the pandemic has necessitated a reduction in headcount. While redundancy processes may be...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Policies and Procedures

Mandatory Retirement and Age Discrimination

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/07/2020 Ireland has long been renowned for its relatively youthful workforce, but this is changing and the proportion of older people in our society is due to increase significantly in the coming decade. Issues relating to older people featured prominently in the 2020 General Election with some parties ple...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures