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The latest work-related advice regarding coronavirus/COVID-19. Obviously, advice changes quickly and we advise all readers to read the latest articles or listen back to the latest webinars for the most up to date information. Please take appropriate legal and other advice before taking action.

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Government Report into Remote and Flexible Working

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 25/11/2020 The revolution within the workplace – i.e. the new world of work has arrived in Ireland, where we are based. The number of employees engaged within remote/flexible working has grown exponentially during the Covid-19 crisis and estimates place the number of employees working to this model now, at ju...
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Managing Absence in the Backdrop of Covid-19

Posted in: Webinar Recordings on 22/10/2020 Caroline McEnery, The HR Suite and Rolanda Markey, Legal Island, will discuss HR issues around managing absence that arises during (and also because of) the Covid-19 pandemic, e.g. absence due to the need to self-isolate (including where recommended through test and trace systems); cocooning employ...
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Sickness and Absence Coronavirus/Covid-19
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How to: Manage Remote Workers

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 14/10/2020 All 5 levels of the Government's recently issued ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-21 Plan for Living with Covid-19’ entail working from home. Indeed, since the onset of Covid-19, remote working has shot to the top of the ‘people management’ charts. This dramatic ascent is evident from a Central Statis...
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Working Time and Leave Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19
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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...
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Watching Out For Burnout

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 24/09/2020 For many, work is challenging - as we try to balance the ever-increasing demands of our role with our own and our families’ needs. Mobile phones and 24/7 access to email mean that many of us spend our lives in ‘standby’ mode, rather than deliberately choosing to be in ‘on’ or ‘off’ mode. This pre-...
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HR Matters ROI Coronavirus/Covid-19
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COVID-19 Issues: EWSS; Business Supports; Lay off; Suspension Right to Redundancy; Absence; Face Masks & Travel

Posted in: Webinar Recordings on 14/09/2020 In this webinar recording, Managing Director at The HR Suite, Caroline McEnery, and Learning and Development Services Officer at Legal Island, Rolanda Markey, discuss HR issues around: EWSS Business Supports Lay-off Suspension right to redundancy Absence Face masks Travel The Recording A...
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Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme – Eligibility and Key Elements

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 07/09/2020 The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme has replaced the TWSS as of 1 September 2020. It is expected to continue until 31 March 2021. As an employer you must register for EWSS separately. It is necessary for employers who are currently claiming TWSS in respect of eligible employees to separately registe...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment Coronavirus/Covid-19
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The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions (COVID-19) Act 2020 – Implications for Employers

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 26/08/2020 Karen Killalea of the Maples Group outlines the key implications for employers of the introduction of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions (COVID-19) Act 2020 (the "Act") which came into force on 21 August 2020. It recognises cash flow and practical difficulties being faced by Irish companies du...
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Covid-19, Holidays and Employee/Employer Rights

Posted in: Reddy Made Contracts on 10/08/2020 What is the Green List? The Government has compiled a ‘Green List’ of countries, which is countries which have approximately the same or lower levels of Covid-19 as Ireland. Individuals returning from Green List countries are only required to adhere to the usual precautions on returning from abroa...
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What to expect from a COVID-19 Workplace Inspection

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 28/07/2020 The Health and Safety Authority (the “HSA”) is the government agency with responsibility to ensure compliance with workplace health and safety (Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (the “2005 Act”)). Its remit now includes ensuring compliance with the Return to Work Safely Protocol (the “Pro...
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Health and Safety Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19