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2711, 2023

Navigating New Waters: Understanding the Impact of Recent UK Employment Law Reforms for Business Owners

November 27, 2023|Categories: Absence Management, All, Legislation Updates|

As business owners, staying ahead of the latest legislative changes is crucial to ensure compliance and foster a healthy workplace. The UK government's recent response to consultations on reforms to retained EU laws and the recalibration of annual leave entitlements for part-year and irregular-hours workers and other legislation is significant. 

1611, 2023

Employment Laws Changes Organisations Should be Aware of

November 16, 2023|Categories: Absence Management, All, Legislation Updates|

In light of the subtle shelving of the Employment Bill last year, the government has maintained its commitment to introducing a series of employment law reforms. These reforms come in various shapes and are progressing at different paces, making it challenging to stay well-informed.  This article provides a concise overview of the multiple legislation and guidelines currently in the pipeline, along with the latest updates on their status.   Pregnancy and Family Leave Act 2023 This forthcoming employment law change substantially expands protections for pregnant employees and those re-entering the workforce after family leave. It covers employees from the moment [...]

1611, 2023

Neonatal Care Leave Act – What Employers Need to Know

November 16, 2023|Categories: Absence Management, All, Legislation Updates|

By April 2025 or even sooner, specific regions in the United Kingdom are poised to witness the implementation of the Neonatal Care Leave Act. This legislation will provide employees with up to 12 weeks’ paid leave if their child (aged under 28 days or under) requires a hospital stay of over seven days. Under this act, both parents will be eligible to receive an extended period of up to 12 weeks of additional leave to care for and visit their newborns.  With impending changes expected in April 2025, it is essential for businesses to proactively prepare for the adoption of [...]

1007, 2023

How to Choose the Right HR Agency Partner for Your Business

July 10, 2023|Categories: Absence Management, Disciplinary and Dismissal, Health and Safety, Legislation Updates, Performance Management|

As a business owner, you know that finding the right HR agency is crucial to the success of your company. A good HR agency can help you attract and retain top talent, ensure compliance with employment laws, and foster a positive company culture. But with so many options out there, how do you know which agency is the perfect match for your business? That's where this guide comes in. We'll walk you through the key factors to consider when selecting an HR agency, from their areas of expertise and pricing structure to their communication style and company values. Whether you're [...]

607, 2023

The Value of HR Advisory in Ireland – Navigating Complexity and Ensuring Compliance

July 6, 2023|Categories: Absence Management, All, Disciplinary and Dismissal, Health and Safety, Legislation Updates, Performance Management|

Human resources (HR) management is an essential component of any organisation's success. In Ireland, the complex legal landscape and rapidly evolving employment laws can make it challenging for organisations to navigate HR-related issues effectively. This is where HR services come in, providing valuable guidance and support to ensure compliance with employment regulations and best practices. In this article, we will explore the value of HR advisory in Ireland and how HR Team can help your organization navigate these complexities.   Understanding the Complexity of HR in Ireland The Irish employment law landscape is highly complex, with a range of employment [...]

1702, 2023

Top 5 considerations before employing foreign nationals

February 17, 2023|Categories: All, Legislation Updates|

Top 5 considerations before employing foreign nationals Employing foreign nationals may be the solution your organisation needs to bridge a labour gap, but there are important factors you should consider before doing so. In recent years the jobs market has truly become a global market as many UK employers are hiring workers outside Great Britain and Northern Ireland. If you are considering this path, in the majority of cases, you will be seeking to employ a foreign national on a Skilled Worker Visa. Top 5 considerations before employing foreign workers Before hiring a foreign national, however, you need [...]

3101, 2022

Tánaiste Introduces Legal Framework For Remote Working Requests

January 31, 2022|Categories: All, Legislation Updates|

The Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, has published details of a new law giving workers the right to request remote working from their employers. Announcing the legislation, Mr Varadkar said: "So long as the business gets done and services are provided, employers should facilitate it." HR Team Director, Martina McAuley, said: “The Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2021 will provide a legal framework for Irish employees to submit a request for remote working and have their request approved or refused by employers. "An employee will be eligible to submit a request once they have worked for their employer for six months. [...]

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