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Update on Gender Pay Gap Reporting in Ireland

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 17/07/2018 In Jennifer's previous article “Gender Pay Gap Reporting: How Do I Handle It?”, she outlined that it was likely that draft legislation, aimed at reducing the gender pay gap (“GPG”), would be initiated by the Government before the summer recess. On 26th June last, Cabinet approved the General Schem...
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Discrimination and Equality Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Legislative Changes to Parental Leave: How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 19/06/2018 I understand that new legislation is pending in relation to Parental Leave for employees. How will this affect existing parental leave entitlements - How Do I Handle It? Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017 In 2017 the Social Democrats introduced a private member's Bill aimed at expanding current P...
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Working Time and Leave
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Gender Pay Gap Reporting: How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 22/05/2018 In her latest article entitled 'Get Ready for Gender Pay Gap Reporting,' Jennifer Cashman, Partner at Ronan Daly Jermyn, summarises the gender pay gap reporting obligations anticipated in Ireland and offers advice to employers and HR practitioners on they can prepare for the new regime. It is expec...
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Bullying in the Workplace: How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 17/04/2018 We have an employee who is alleging that she is being bullied by her colleagues following the reporting of an alleged assault by a co-worker. We have suspended the co-worker but are unsure as to what to do in relation to the complaint of bullying. How do I handle it? In the decision of Catherine Hu...
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Preventing Discrimination against Part-Time Workers - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/03/2018 Our business is engaging employees on a part-time basis for the first time. I understand that part-time employees cannot be treated less favourably than equivalent full-time employees regarding certain terms and conditions. Does this apply to extra benefits made available to employees? How do I han...
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Discrimination and Equality Contracts of Employment A-Typical Working
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How to Handle Workplace Inspections by the WRC

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 20/02/2018 We have received notification from the Workplace Relations Commission that we are to be subject to a workplace inspection. What degree of access are we required to give to the inspector? The inspection functions formerly overseen by NERA have now been taken over by the inspectorate wing of the Work...
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Unfair Dismissal: Time Limits and the Effective Date of Termination

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 15/01/2018 “I’m not sure what date to use to record an employee’s last date of employment with us. The decision to terminate their employment issued on 8th December, but they appealed that decision and, with the busy Christmas period, it was 5th January before the hearing took place upholding the decision to ...
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Happy Holidays – How to Handle Annual Leave and Public Holiday Entitlements

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 20/12/2017 With the festive season fast approaching most employees are looking forward to celebrating Christmas away from the work place. Others are facing into one of the busiest times of the year. Consequently leave entitlements are a hot topic for employers and employees and queries are flooding in. With ...
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Working Time and Leave
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The Mediation Act 2017

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 11/12/2017 “I understand that new legislation relating to mediation has recently been introduced, and I am keen as an employer to make use of mediation as a dispute resolution mechanism when employee disputes arise in future – how do I handle it?” The Mediation Act 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law on 2 Oc...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Contracts of Employment
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Storm Ophelia: Employee absences due to unforeseen weather events

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 17/10/2017 In light of the recent disruption caused to businesses by Storm Ophelia, how do I handle employee absences due to unforeseen weather events in future? Unanticipated environmental-related events will invariably arise from time to time. Many people will recall the “double-whammy” of the eruption of ...