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HR & Employment Law News

  • Only 40% of fathers availing of paternity benefit, figures show

    Only about 40 per cent of men who have just become fathers are availing of paternity benefit, new figures released by the Department of Social Protection show. read more

  • Aer Lingus was told to pay thousands to workers 'in limbo' after a restructuring of its food unit

    Aer Lingus has been told to pay €14,000 to two former catering staff members who claimed they were left “in limbo” after being removed from their roles over five years ago. read more

  • Tesco ordered to pay €4,000 to worker fired after taking wine

    Tesco sacked a worker after she admitted taking a bottle of wine valued at less than €20 and not paying for it. read more

  • Workers to get single sick cert after benefit scheme overhaul

    A planned overhaul of the €600 million sickness benefit scheme will see workers issued with a single certificate to cover the entire expected period of an illness. read more

  • How a social media post brought about a swift firing

    A bus driver who got sacked after posting online about an alleged serious issue with their vehicle was ultimately awarded compensation for being dismissed. read more

  • The minimum wage is set to be raised to €9.80 an hour

    The national minimum wage is likely to be increased by 25 cent to €9.80, currently, the minimum wage for adult workers is €9.55. read more

  • Workers in HSE-funded agencies back pay equality proposals

    SIPTU members working in 50 HSE-funded health and social care agencies have overwhelmingly backed proposals to address pay inequality in the sector. read more

  • December 2018 HR & Employment Law Newsletter

    In this month’s HR and Employment Law newsletter we covered a range of topics which included, is your Organisation equipped to carry out a Workplace Investigation? interesting case law reviewed by the WRC and it’s the time of year - Christmas Parties and Annual Leave Considerations. read more

  • Uni ordered to pay €35k after ruling finds lecturer (55) lost out on senior post due to age

    A university has been ordered to pay €35,000 to a 55-year old lecturer after it was found to have discriminated against her on the basis of her age when not selecting her for a Dean of Learning and Teaching post. read more

  • Vacancy - Business Development Executive

    As part of our growth strategy for the business, we are currently looking to recruit an ambitious self-driven "Business Development Executive" to join our consulting practice. read more

  • Care assistant claimed fear of soiled nappies was a disability

    A care assistant who claimed his phobia of soiled nappies constituted a disability has lost a discrimination case against his former employer - a voluntary organisation for people with disabilities. read more

  • Here's all you need to know about uncovering - and reporting - gender pay gaps

    The Gender Pay gap is, at its simplest, the difference between the average pay of men and women, regardless of their seniority. Equal pay is about pay differences between men and women for “work of equal value” or “equivalent work”. read more

  • November 2018 HR & Employment Law Newsletter

    In this month’s HR and Employment Law newsletter we covered a range of topics which included, Gender Pay Gap - Are you and your Organisation Ready, interesting case law reviewed by the WRC and the importance of effectively utilising the probation period. read more

  • Court rules Irish Rail not required to allow worker have legal representation at disciplinary hearing

    Irish Rail is not required to allow an inspector have legal representation before it embarks on a disciplinary inquiry into a charge of misconduct arising from alleged “theft of fuel” through misuse of a company fuel card, the Court of Appeal has ruled. read more

  • A bus driver sacked for sharing 'shock' pictures of a faulty wheel has won an unfair dismissal claim

    A Coach Driver who was fired after posting a picture on Facebook of a faulty wheel on one of his employer’s vehicles has won an unfair dismissals claim. read more

  • Adare Human Resource Management webinar in conjunction with the Disability Federation of Ireland

    Disability Federation of Ireland and Adare Human Resource Management are delighted to invite you to our upcoming Webinar. This series provides participants with updates on employment legislation and best practice in Human Resource Management. read more

  • Public servants can work until 70 amid spiralling pensions

    Teachers, university lecturers, and other key public servants will be asked to work until they are 70 in a bid to cut back on spiralling pension costs and to shore up staff gaps in vital frontline services. read more

  • New scheme will give parents two weeks’ paid parental leave

    Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has announced that parents are to receive two extra weeks’ paid leave to every parent of a child in their first year. read more

  • Webinar Series - Employment Risks - The Organisation of Working Time Act - how to stay compliant

    Adare Human Resource Management are delighted to invite you to our upcoming webinar entitled "The Organisation of Working Time Act – how to stay compliant". read more

  • Four in Five Firms not ready for gender pay gap bill

    Four in Five Firms not ready for gender pay gap bill read more