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Paternity Leave In Ireland And What It Means For Employers

on Thursday, 01 September 2016.

Paternity Leave In Ireland And What It Means For Employers

Paternity leave in Ireland is no longer a courtesy extended at the discretion of employers following the enactment of new laws today.


Starting from today employers in Ireland can expect applications from fathers in both heterosexual or same-sex relationships for two weeks’ paternity leave following the introduction of The Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016.

Irish employers must conceive new paternity policies

on Thursday, 28 January 2016. Posted in Legislation Updates

Irish employers must conceive new paternity policies

From this September employers in Ireland can expect applications from new fathers for two weeks’ paternity leave following the introduction of new legislation.

That means it’s now time for employers to conceive new paternity policies and procedures or at least overhaul their existing ones to ensure employment law compliance.

EU internet ruling ‘no green light’ for employers

on Thursday, 28 January 2016. Posted in Legislation Updates

 EU internet ruling ‘no green light’ for employers

Employers should proceed with caution when monitoring staff internet messages despite a recent landmark EU ruling in favour of an employer who read the private correspondence of an employee.

The recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights - which upheld a Romanian court ruling against an engineer who challenged his employer after being dismissed for sending personal messages on Yahoo chat - has caused quite a stir. It also seems to have got employers and staff thinking about what their rights actually are and how far they stretch.

Minimum wage increase reminder from HR Team

on Monday, 04 January 2016. Posted in Legislation Updates, Industry News

Minimum wage increase reminder from HR Team

Employers in the Republic of Ireland should adjust pay rates to include the statutory minimum wage increase on January 1, says HR Team Managing Partner Breda Cullen.

Retailer payout highlights importance of equality compliance

on Friday, 23 October 2015. Posted in Legislation Updates, Industry News

Retailer payout highlights importance of equality compliance

Dunnes Stores’ £40,000 settlement of an age discrimination dispute with a former employee highlights the importance of sound equality policies in the workplace, a HR Team employment law expert has said.


Dunnes Stores (Bangor) Ltd made the settlement with Gloria Dunbar who was working at the Annadale Embankment, Belfast branch when she was told to leave the company at the age of 63.


Since turning 60 she had been placed on a series of fixed-term, renewable contracts until her contract was terminated last year. She alleged the decision was taken due to her age.

Minimum Wage Increase 'Bad News' For Employers

on Friday, 16 October 2015. Posted in Industry News

Minimum Wage Increase 'Bad News' For Employers

The 2016 Irish Budget’s increase in the national minimum wage is bad news for employers in Ireland.

The Dublin Government’s move to increase the national minimum wage by 50 cent next year will have serious implications for employers, according to HR Team employment law specialist Martina Cullen.

Annual leave when sick - law change in Ireland

on Friday, 02 October 2015. Posted in Legislation Updates

Annual leave when sick - law change in Ireland

HR Team is advising employers to note that workers can accrue annual leave while on long term sick leave.

Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash announced recently that workers absent due to long term illness can accrue annual leave.

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