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HR & Employment Law News

  • Supreme Court to hear appeal over employers obligations to disabled staff

    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a special needs assistant who was told, due to serious injuries suffered by her in a road accident, she could not resume her work at a special needs school. read more

  • How mediation helps find an 'emotionally intelligent' solution to workplace conflicts

    Mediation is a voluntary process of conflict prevention and resolution that allows the parties in dispute the opportunity to address and resolve their issues in a confidential and private environment. read more

  • The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 is at the fifth stage of the Dáil

    The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017, brought by Employment Affairs and Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty, T.D., is now in the fifth stage of the Dáil Eireann. This is where the final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for second stage in the Seanad (also known as final stage). read more

  • Shared Maternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2018: First Stage

    A new law which will allow parents to share their entitlement to a mother's 26-weeks of paid maternity leave between them has been proposed. Fianna Fáil TD Fiona O'Loughlin tabled the first stage of a bill that promotes "greater equality" and "allows parents to share child rearing responsibilities." read more

  • Time to break out the shorts? What employers need to do for staff in a heatwave

    With Temperatures Soaring across the country, many people’s thoughts have been on sun, sea and ice cream. read more

  • Preparing to narrow the gender pay gap

    Gender pay gap legislation is coming and businesses should begin to prepare now - both for the sake of compliance and to attract a stronger and more diverse workforce read more

  • Cabinet agrees bill to allow public servants to work until 70

    The Government has agreed the text of new legislation that will allow thousands of public servants work until they are 70 years of age. read more

  • High Weather Temperatures in the Workplace

    An Employer does have a general duty under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 to ensure the safety, health and welfare of all Employees. Under Irish legislation, there is no maximum temperature for a workplace prescribed. The temperature of the workplace, whether too hot or too cold for comfort may have some effect on welfare and possible health. read more

  • 2018 Living Wage

    The Republic of Ireland Living Wage was established in 2014. The Living Wage is based on the concept that work should provide an adequate income to enable individuals to afford a socially acceptable minimum standard of living. read more

  • July 2018 HR and Employment Law Newsletter

    In this month’s HR and Employment Law newsletter we covered a range of topics which included, Workplace Mediation - how effective is it?, interesting case law reviewed by the WRC and Breach of Trust and key considerations for Organisations. read more

  • Gender Pay Gap Bill approved by Cabinet

    The Cabinet approved the general scheme of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill last week. The Bill would enforce all Employers to publish data relating to the pay of their Employees in order to identify whether there are differences in the pay of men and women. read more

  • Government set to tackle gender pay gap

    Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan will today seek Cabinet backing to draft legislation forcing employers to publish gender pay gap data. read more

  • Bogus self-employment goes well beyond RTÉ

    The finding in an independent review by law firm Eversheds Sutherland that 106 contractors for RTÉ had “attributes akin to employment” has confirmed what many people working in the media already know from experience: the exploitation of workers through bogus self-employment is an unpleasant facet of the sector. read more

  • M&S employee who stole €25,000 from store caught on CCTV putting till money into sock

    A Marks and Spencer employee who stole nearly €25,000 in cash from the shop floor over a three-month period has been jailed for six months. read more

  • Dáil looking to pass law giving working parents extra unpaid leave

    Working parents could be entitled to more unpaid maternity leave if proposals are passed in the Dáil this week. read more

  • The Wheel and Adare Human Resource Management Seminar - Reward, Recognition and Staff Wellbeing

    Join us in Dublin on 28th June for a very special half-day seminar, which will be oriented on learnings from other Organisations, what has worked and what hasn’t. read more

  • Role Vacancy - HR & Employment Law Consultant

    Due to our continued expansion, we are looking to recruit an ambitious HR and Employment Law Consultant to join the team and work closely with our clients on a wide range of HR and Employment Law topics. read more

  • What employers need to know about dealing with intoxicated staff

    Being Under the influence of an intoxicant in the workplace can lead to accidents, poor performance and behavioural difficulties, and may be dealt with by employers as a disciplinary issue. read more

  • June 2018 HR and Employment Law Newsletter

    In this month’s HR and Employment Law newsletter we covered a range of topics which included, Gender Pay Gap – Irish Employers get prepared, interesting case law reviewed by the WRC and Capability, Competence and Conduct – What constitutes a fair dismissal? read more

  • Adare Webinar Series - Employment Risks - What every Employer needs to know

    View the Adare Human Resource Management webinar entitled "Investigating – how easy it is to get wrong" conducted by Katie Ridge, Head of Employer Relations. read more