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Lay-Off and Short-Time Summary Information Ireland Coronavirus

Lay-offs and Short-time

Lay-off A lay-off situation arises where an employer is unable to provide work for an employee, but believes this to be a temporary situation and gives notice to this effect before the cessation of the employees work.    Short-time A short-time situation arises where, due to a reduction in the amount of work to be…


Coronavirus-Effects For HR & Employers-What You Need To Know.

Coronavirus Effects For Business-13 Things You Need To Know.

Our team have been dealing with several HR questions over the course of the past few weeks, and the last week in particular as the Coronavirus risks have increased further. The questions are changing by the hour and the challenges for business are increasing every day. We include some of our HR FAQ’s in this…


Parents Leave 

Parents Leave 

  The Parents Leave and Benefit Act, 2019 came into being in January 2020 and Parent’s Leave, as distinct from Parental Leave and Paternity Leave, is now and additional  statutory entitlement for parents.    It aims to let working parents spend more time with their baby or adopted child during the first year.    The Difference between Parent’s…


Why HR Leaders Are Vital for Culture Change

Why HR Leaders Are Vital for Culture Change

  A company’s culture significantly influences whether talent is attracted or not attracted to a company and whether top-performing employees can be retained. According to Gallup research, employees and teams who align with their organisation’s culture consistently perform better on internal key performance metrics than those who do not. Just 4 in 10 U.S. employees strongly…


The CEO’s role in Building and Sustaining Culture

  “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”   “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” is a phrase originated by Peter Drucker and made famous by Mark Fields, President at Ford. It is an absolute reality, as we all know. The best strategic plans cannot be delivered upon if the culture of the organisation is going in a…


Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2018

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2018 – Changes for Employers

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act came in to being on 4th March 2019, bringing with it several changes to existing employment legislation, which have had a notable effect on employers in Ireland.    This article focuses on changes to the following three pieces of legislation, which conclude the changes this Act has made to existing…


Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2018

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2018 – Banded Hours and Five Terms in Five Days

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act came in to being on 4th March 2019, bringing with it several changes to existing employment legislation, which have had a notable effect on employers in Ireland.    This article focuses on changes as a result of the new Act to the following two pieces of employment legislation:   1….


Accruing Annual Leave When On Sick Leave

Accruing Annual Leave When On Sick Leave

Annual Leave while Sick – Employee Entitlements   As most employers are by now aware, the Organisation of Working Time Act was amended effective 1st August 2015, bringing with it significant changes regarding employees’ rights to accrual of annual leave whilst off sick.   Changes to Organisation of Working Time Act   Prior to 1st…


Changes to Parental Leave from 1st September 2019

Changes to Parental Leave

Changes coming into effect from 1st September 2019    The existing Parental Leave Act will be amended from 1st September 2019 which will have a significant impact for all employers.    The specific changes that are coming into effect are;   The current amount of parental leave per employee, per child is 18 weeks. This…


Adverse Weather – How to handle it from a HR Perspective

Adverse Weather – How to handle it from a HR Perspective

Met Éireann has indicated that there is likely to be severe adverse weather affecting most parts of Ireland starting tomorrow. There are some indications that this may continue for at least the rest of the week and maybe into next week.   We have all been advised not to make unnecessary journeys, thus , what…


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