Tag: employment law

Employee’s Illness and Annual Leave

The Workplace Relations Act 2015, signed into law on the 21st May 2015, commencing on the 1st October 2015, makes wide-sweeping changes to Employment Law and to employment rights and industrial relations bodies, merging them into the “Workplace Relations Commission” and the “Labour Court”.

Calling all employers—get it right, right now!

It’s great to be able to employ staff in these difficult times and, by and large, most employers want to do right by their employees.  However, to do so correctly, it is important, as an employer, that you know your obligations towards your staff.  If a dispute arises and an employee […]

Working Hours and Leave Entitlements – Rights and Obligations

The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (the 1997 Act) sets out the obligations and entitlements of employers and employees respectively under Irish employment law. In addition to these legislative provisions, an employee’s contract of employment ought also to make reference to shifts, breaks, overtime and entitlement to annual leave. […]

Erupting Volcanos and Employment Issues

The recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland’s hitherto unheard of (and unpronounceable) volcano, spewing an ash cloud that caused air travel to grind to a halt has raised important unemployment issues for those affected by the travel chaos. Since the occurrence I have been asked constantly to advise on two issues, […]