Employment

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Controversial legislation requiring trade unions in certain public services to ensure a minimum level of service during strike action has moved closer to becoming law. The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, which will affect the likes of rail, ambulance and fire service workers, was approved in

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Just 26 people lost their lives in work-related incidents in Ireland in 2022, the lowest figure recorded by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) since its establishment more than three decades ago. The provisional figure for 2022 represents a decline of more than 30 per cent from 38 in 2021, agains

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A new statutory entitlement to employer-paid sick leave has come into effect with the beginning of the new year. Workers are now entitled to up to three days' employer-paid sick leave in a year, paid at 70 per cent of gross salary up to a cap of €110 per day.

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A new construction safety licensing authority will be established under legislation approved by ministers. The draft Construction Safety Licensing Bill 2022, which is due to be published, will provide for the establishment of a licensing authority to oversee a new licensing model for those skilled a

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A single application procedure for employment permits and immigration permissions is set to be introduced. At present, a person from outside the European Economic Area who is seeking to work in Ireland has to first make an application to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment for a work

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Employees will be entitled to three days of paid sick leave per year from the start of 2023 following the commencement of new legislation. Tánaiste and enterprise minister Leo Varadkar has signed the commencement order for the Sick Leave Act 2022 and the Sick Leave Act 2022 (Prescribed daily

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Over half of Irish employers are experiencing some resistance to getting employees to work from the office, according to a new survey. With almost all companies (97 per cent) having adopted a hybrid workplace, over 50 per cent of HR and employment professionals say they are experiencing small pocket

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Legislation requiring employers to distribute tips and gratuities to workers fairly will come into force from next month. The Payment of Wages (Amendment) (Tips and Gratuities) Act 2022 gives employees a legal entitlement to receive tips and gratuities paid in electronic form and requires that these

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Northern Ireland will become the first part of the UK and one of the first countries in the world to introduce miscarriage leave and pay under plans now out for consultation. The two-month consultation follows the recent introduction of the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act (Northern Ireland)

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The new Cork southern region office of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has been officially opened. The WRC now has five regional offices in Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Ennis and Sligo, providing various means of dispute resolution, redress and effective enforcement fee-free.

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