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
Sinead Morgan, senior associate at RDJ LLP, considers the challenges for employers in handling remote working during an energy crisis. The hybrid working revolution triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic has been credited for accelerating innovative working practices such as remote working by years, if
Analysis: When does ‘custom and practice’ create a legal entitlement to enhanced redundancy payments?
Breda O'Malley and Ciarán Doyle of Hayes solicitors LLP examine the legal framework for employees to successfully claim a legal entitlement to enhanced redundancy payments. Enhanced redundancy terms are not generally part of employees’ contracts/terms and conditions. As a result, there
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
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)
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.
The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has been ordered to appoint Tara McManus to the position of assistant to the general secretary after finding that she was victimised for raising a complaint of discrimination. Ms McManus, a member of An Garda Síochána since February 2000, lodg
Maxine Orr has been appointed as vice-president of the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal in Northern Ireland. Mrs Orr, who was appointed as an employment judge in 2018, was yesterday sworn into her new office before the Lady Chief Justice, Dame Siobhan Keegan.
The Government has approved the publication of the Review of the Atypical Scheme for non-EEA Crew in the Irish Fishing Fleet. This report and its recommendations follow an extensive consultation process with stakeholders involved in the scheme.
Paid leave will be introduced for victims of domestic violence under legislative plans unveiled by ministers. The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 will introduce a range of measures to improve family-friendly work practices and support women in the work force.
Ireland has been rapped by the EU for failing to implement two directives on workers' rights. The European Commission this week announced infringement decisions taken against member states who have not yet notified full transposition measures for 10 EU directives whose transposition deadline expired
The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has been ordered to pay €55,000 to a senior official with a heart condition who was denied the right to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. The complainant instructed solicitors in June 2020 to lodge two complaints with the Workplace Relations Commission
More than a dozen people have been appointed to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) as adjudication officers. Following two open competitions in 2021, a total of 14 individuals were appointed as adjudicators in July 2022, a spokesperson for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment tol
Employers in Northern Ireland "will need to be willing to pay their employees more" as the cost of living crisis bites, law firm DWF has said. There were a record 779,300 employees receiving pay through HMRC PAYE in Northern Ireland in July 2022, an increase of 0.4 per cent over the month and an inc
Jason O'Sullivan, principal and founder of J.O.S Solicitors, urges the government to take action in the wake of scrutiny of RTÉ's employment practices. The national broadcaster Raidió Teilfís Éireann (RTÉ) continues to face ongoing scrutiny and criticism of its wel