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COVID-19 and your Mental Health: 5 Top Tips

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 30/03/2020 ‘You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails’. During these challenging times, COVID-19 remains a global pandemic and misinformation during a health crisis can spread anxiety and fear. Knowing the facts is key to being properly prepared. Facts minimise fear. David Case...
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Health and Safety Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Coronavirus Employment Update 27/03/2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 27/03/2020 We have a number of employment news articles related to the Coronavirus this week including: Wage Subsidy Scheme to Retain Workers Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, T.D., has strongly encouraged employers to avail of the Government’s new and generous Wage Subsidy ...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Staying Cyber-Aware Amongst COVID-19: Three Things to Consider

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 25/03/2020 There are many things we must be diligent about today – clean hands, avoiding crowds – but it doesn’t stop with just physical actions. We need to take precaution in the virtual world as well. In cybersecurity circles, the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is spurring anxiety over virtual abuse of the...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Covid-19 Response: New Irish Emergency Measures

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 25/03/2020 The Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (the "Act") was passed by both houses of the Oireachtas (the Irish Parliament) and was signed into law by the President on 20 March 2020. Under the Act the Minister for Health (the "Minister") has...
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Health and Safety Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Covid-19 Mitigation Measures - Updated Advice for Employers in Ireland

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 23/03/2020 Matters have evolved significantly since our last Client Update. On Thursday 12 March, the Irish government announced that all schools and privately operated childcare facilities should close until 29 March, following the recommendation of the National Public Health Emergency Committee. Although no...
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Employer COVID-19 Refund Scheme

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 19/03/2020 The Revenue Commissioners last night published details of a support payment scheme introduced as part of the response by the Government to COVID-19 (the “Scheme”). The Scheme is administered through the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (“DEASP”) and aims to provide a special C...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Coronavirus Contingency Planning for The Workplace In Ireland

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 03/03/2020 As many countries, including Ireland, are stepping up preparations in the event that the Coronavirus outbreak continues to unfold, in this update, we look at the preparations that employers in Ireland should be making and answer some of the key questions around pay and benefits if more aggressive c...
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Health and Safety Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19
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In Brief: Important Updates from February 2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 02/03/2020 A number of useful articles were added to the Legal Island Employment Law Hub throughout the months of January and February. Here is a quick recap of some of the recent developments within the employment law sphere: The team at A&L Goodbody answer your questions in relation to Legal Representat...
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Mandatory Retirement Ages In Ireland: Analysis Of Latest Irish Age Discrimination Case

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 25/02/2020 Summary In early January 2020, the Workplace Relations Commission (the "WRC") ordered the Irish State broadcaster, RTÉ, to pay €100,000 to a former employee following a finding that the employer had discriminated against the former employee on the grounds of age by refusing to permit her to work be...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Data Protection in the Workplace – What you need to know in 2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 25/02/2020 In the past two years since the GDPR became law, we have published dozens and dozens of news items on data protection developments in Ireland – mainly in our fortnightly review of developments’ emails we send out every other Friday. Here is a list of updates so far from 2020: Data Protection Commis...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act