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HR & Employment Law News

  • Diageo to introduce 26 weeks paid paternity leave for Irish dads

    Guinness owner Diageo is to introduce 26 weeks paid paternity leave in Ireland. From 1 July, 26 weeks fully paid parental leave will be offered to all Diageo employees in Ireland, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or how people become parents – via birth, adoption or surrogacy, the company said. read more

  • Gender balance in boardroom to be targeted by law

    A group convened by the Government to examine the reasons for the low proportion of women on corporate boards will launch its first report in the coming weeks, Minister of State David Stanton has indicated. read more


    The Wheel Summit 2019 will focus on fostering innovation in the community, voluntary and charity sector to unlock a brighter future for all. They will bring together the leaders, the motivators, the thinkers and the doers, and together, they will tackle our sector's biggest challenges. read more

  • DFI & Adare Human Resource Management: Challenges in the Not for Profit Sector

    Adare Human Resource Management in partnership with the Disability Federation of Ireland are pleased to invite you to this Employment Law Seminar. This is a free event and looks specifically at new and on-going Employment Law and HR challenges faced by Community, Voluntary and Disability sector. read more

  • Minimum rates of pay for workers in the construction and electrical contracting sectors set to rise by 2.7%

    The Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen TD, has formally approved two recommendations from the Labour Court for new minimum pay rates, having been satisfied that in its consideration, the Court complied fully with the provisions of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015. The new rates will apply to workers in the construction and electrical contracting sectors. read more

  • New Bill allows eight weeks additional parental leave

    The Government has said it will introduce a phased introduction of eight weeks additional parental leave, following the passing of a Social Democrat Bill in the Seanad. read more

  • Challenging the minds of HR - Shannon Chamber Conference Key Takeaways

    Attendees at a conference in Dromoland Castle Hotel, organised by Shannon Chamber in association with Adare Human Resource Management, were taken on a whirlwind tour of technologies currently being released or developed when world-renowned technology futurist Sophie Hackford took to the stage to deliver the keynote address. read more

  • Webinar Series - Bullying and Harassment - Legal and other Employment related risks

    The Adare Human Resource Management webinar entitled "Bullying and Harassment - Legal and other Employment related risks" will be conducted by Katie Ridge, Head of Employer Relations. This upcoming webinar forms part of our webinar series entitled “The evolving Human Resource, Industrial Relations and Employment Law Landscape” which is a series of 5 webinars in 2019. read more

  • Unpaid parental leave to increase to 26 weeks

    Legislation to increase unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 weeks is expected to be enacted before the summer. It will be implemented on a phased basis with an extra four weeks in the first year after the Act passes and the second four weeks in year two. read more

  • May 2019 HR and Employment Law Newsletter

    In this month’s HR and Employment Law newsletter we covered a range of topics which included, Data Protection - 1 year on since the implementation of GDPR, interesting case law reviewed by the Workplace Relations Commission, and The Essentials on Record Keeping. read more

  • New paid parental leave and benefit from November

    From this November, all new parents in employment or self-employment will be able to avail of a new parental leave scheme. The scheme offers two weeks’ leave and benefit to spend with their new babies during their first year. read more

  • Four Dublin Fire Brigade firefighters face disciplinary action after refusing to drive reserve fire truck over safety concerns

    The move to bring proceedings has been blasted by People Before Profit as "outrageous". Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed 'an agreed and long-established disciplinary process has been initiated' read more

  • Ministers Flanagan and Stanton publish Gender Pay Gap Information Bill

    The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, today announced the publication of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill. The Bill has been presented to Dáil Eireann where it now awaits Second Stage. Under the Bill, the Minister will make regulations obliging employers to publish information relating to their gender pay gap. read more

  • New law proposed to name and shame companies with poor record of equal pay

    A new law to name and shame companies with a poor record of equal pay for female staff has been introduced by the Government, five years after being asked to do so by the European Commission. Justice and Equality Minister Charlie Flanagan and Minister of State David Stanton, with responsibility for equality, yesterday announced the publication of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill which has been presented to the Dáil. read more

  • Gender balanace - it's more than diversity. It's a strategic business imperative

    Adare Human Resource Management is leading the way in helping companies achieve greater gender balance within their organisations, writes Siobhán Maguire. Read more about it in Siobhán Maguire's interviews with Catherine Smith McKiernan, Head of Consulting at Adare Human Resource Management: Maria Hegarty, Managing Director of Equality Strategies and Jarlath Dooley, Director of HR and Integration. read more

  • Shaping the HR & People Management Landscape – An Unfolding Future

    Whilst technology is impacting how we work on many levels, it is also opening up many new possibilities. So what does the future of work hold for us as individuals, for the environments in which we operate and work within and for how we make decisions? This Conference and associated workshop will not only expand this conversation it will challenge your thinking and that of your business also. read more

  • SIPTU warns of strike action by health staff over pay dispute

    SIPTU has warned of possible strike action by around 7,000 health service support staff this summer in a dispute over pay and regrading. The row centres on the refusal of the HSE and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to implement pay rises totalling €21 million due for SIPTU grades, including health care assistants, chefs and other support staff following a Job Evaluation Scheme sanctioned under the Lansdowne Road Agreement. read more

  • Government to make changes to work permit system ahead of Brexit

    The Government is to make changes to the work permit system to make allowances for an extra 300 workers to come to Ireland to fill positions in the area of customs duties and controls ahead of a possible Brexit. The changes will also see extra permits allowed in other areas that have labour shortages, including the construction and high-performance sports sectors. read more

  • April 2019 HR and Employment Law Newsletter

    In this month’s HR and Employment Law newsletter we covered a range of topics which included, Workplace Investigations, interesting case law reviewed by the Workplace Relations Commission, and April Fools - what Employers should be mindful of. We also included some information on our upcoming event Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing - 8th April. read more

  • Aer Lingus rapped over cabin crew member's grievance

    The Labour Court has found that Aer Lingus caused 'gratuitous distress' to a cabin crew member in how it dealt with an allegation by her concerning remarks made by an Aer Lingus captain. In the case, Labour Court deputy chairman, Tom Geraghty admonished Aer Lingus on a number of fronts on how it handled the cabin crew member's grievance. read more