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Challenges for employers during COVID-19 – some frequently asked questions

Challenges for employers during COVID-19 – some frequently asked questions

This article was originally published in Hospitality Ireland. This year has seen businesses in Ireland and around the world face unprecedented challen ...

Bullying or employee management? An important distinction

Bullying or employee management? An important distinction

In this article we explain what bullying is and what it is not. Most significantly, our highest Court, the Supreme Court, has considered in detail the ...

Harassment – Employers with a dispersed workforce take note

Harassment – Employers with a dispersed workforce take note

With the ongoing challenges facing businesses across Ireland and abroad, and with many employees now working from home, and that set to continue to so ...

Remote Working – Time to get your house in order

Remote Working – Time to get your house in order

“Remote Working”, for obvious reasons, became one of the most discussed work related topics of 2020. Looking back to this time last year, so much has ...

COVID-19: Subsidy, Lay off and Redundancy (Ireland)

COVID-19: Subsidy, Lay off and Redundancy (Ireland)

This is an interim update on developments now that further emergency legislation, Bill to Protect Jobs and Tenants and Support Healthcare Professional ...

COVID-19 Response: Update on sick pay for employees and self-employed in Ireland

COVID-19 Response: Update on sick pay for employees and self-employed in Ireland

On Monday 9 March the government announced that the next phase of Ireland’s Covid-19 response includes enhanced illness benefit. This seeks to limit a ...

COVID-19: Business Briefing - Ireland

COVID-19: Business Briefing - Ireland

This briefing note sets out some of our most frequently asked questions around COVID-19. The answers have been kept to a very brief overview, so pleas ...

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 – update on key changes – part 2

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 – update on key changes – part 2

In the second article in our series of on this legislation, (our first article is available here) we highlight some common queries regarding banded ho ...

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2018 – update on key changes

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2018 – update on key changes

Recent legislation on employment terms was heralded as "one of the most significant pieces of employment legislation in a generation".  In practice, i ...

Sexual harassment – the WRC highlights lessons for employers

Sexual harassment – the WRC highlights lessons for employers

The Workplace Relations Commission ("WRC") annual report for 2018 contains a potentially surprising statistic that, although in general the number of ...