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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
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Pitfalls of a Redundancy Process – Fair and non-discriminatory selection during Covid 19

Posted in: Webinar Recordings on 15/07/2020 A sad but inevitable outcome of the Covid-19 pandemic is the downturn in many industries resulting in significant cost cutting exercises. In this webinar recording, Scott Alexander (Legal Island) will discuss some of the pitfalls in redundancy selection with our panel of experts from CC Solicitors ...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Coronavirus Employment Update 10/7/2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 10/07/2020 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme To be ExtendedEmployers could be in line for financial incentives to take on staff or re-hire workers who lost their jobs as a result of the Covid crisis, under plans to be considered by the Government next week. Proposed changes to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (...
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Organisational Design & Restructuring Including Terms & Conditions & Redundancies

Posted in: Webinar Recordings on 09/07/2020 One of the unexpected consequences of Covid-19 has been a substantial change in the way many of us work and for some organisations and employees this has been a very positive experience. In this webinar recording Caroline McEnery, the HR Suite, will discuss how to carry out organisation redesign an...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Irish Employment Law: What we learned last quarter (Q2 2020)

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 07/07/2020 Legal Island's Learning and Development team have collated all of the updates we sent our 1,300+ Irish Employment Law Hub subscribers in Q2 2020 and listed some of the most important and interesting ones below. Click on the links to find out more: Unsurprisingly, there was a lot about the Coronav...
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Is Examinership The Answer To The Impending Economic Downturn?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 02/07/2020 While a sense of normality has been restored as a result of a number of businesses returning to work, many others continue to be significantly affected by cash-flow and other financial issues which have arisen due to these unprecedented times. Although temporary cost-cutting measures such as pa...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Coronavirus/Covid-19