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What is Employment Law?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Blogs | Comments Off on What is Employment Law?

Over the past few years in Ireland, Employment Law has become increasingly complex and important to Irish Business's and to Irish Employees.   But what is Employment Law? Employment Law is a board area of Law that deals with the complex area of the relationship between Employers and Employees.... Read More

Paternity Leave For Ireland

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Blogs | Comments Off on Paternity Leave For Ireland

Welcome news for fathers as Ireland have finally introduced Paternity Leave , this is under the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016. Below is a quick run down of this Act.   Active from the 1st September 2016; Allows for two weeks leave for new Fathers; Must be taken within the first... Read More

Irish Minimum Wage Increase

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Blogs | Comments Off on Irish Minimum Wage Increase

As and from 1st January 2016 the Irish Minimum Wage will be €9.15 per hour. Introduced in the 2016 Budget, the Irish Minimum Wage was increased by 50 cent, leading it to increase from €8.65 per hour to €9.15 per hour, this was on the recommendation of the Low... Read More

Key Elements of new ERO’s

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Blogs | Comments Off on Key Elements of new ERO’s

What are ERO's EROs are Employment Regulation Orders, in addition to agreements such as the national minimum wage, some employees are covered by other agreements regarding their employment. These agreements deal with the pay and working conditions of the employees concerned and may be included in an... Read More

Family Leave Bill

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blogs | Comments Off on Family Leave Bill

The Government recently approved the drafting of the Family Leave Bill 2013. The Bill will transpose the revised EU Parental Leave Directive 2010. Legislation must be in place by 8 March 2013. Key provisions of the Bill include: It will increase the amount of leave from fourteen weeks to... Read More

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vunerable persons) Act 2012

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blogs | Comments Off on National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vunerable persons) Act 2012

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 This was enacted on 26 December 2012. Its purpose is to provide a legislative basis for the vetting of people looking for employment with children or vulnerable persons. This vetting is now mandatory. Any employer who fails to ensure vetting... Read More

Fair Dismissal

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blogs | Comments Off on Fair Dismissal

What is a fair dismissal? A dismissal of an employee occurs when; An employer terminates the contract, either with or without giving notice A fixed term/specific purpose contract ends and is not renewed The employee leaves, with or without giving notice, in circumstances in which they are entitled to... Read More

The benefits to Irish employers of outsourcing employment law and health/safety compliance.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blogs | Comments Off on The benefits to Irish employers of outsourcing employment law and health/safety compliance.

What are the benefits of outsourcing Employment Law and Health and Safety compliance? Since the success of any business (irrespective of size) depends on its people, employment and health and safety law are hugely important functions of any organisation regardless of size. It is often said that employees are... Read More

Employer protection against costly employment claims

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blogs | Comments Off on Employer protection against costly employment claims

How to protect yourself against costly employment claims There are numerous state bodies covering the area of employment law and more than 40 employment laws, statutory instruments, and codes of practice governing employment in Ireland. Under these circumstances,... Read More

What is a Fair or Unfair Dismissal?

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blogs | Comments Off on What is a Fair or Unfair Dismissal?

What is a Fair or Unfair Dismissal? In general all dismissals are deemed unfair and it is up to the employer to prove that the dismissal followed all reasonable procedures and was fair. If an employer cannot prove that the dismissal was fair then they are more than likely... Read More

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