How to manage: What happens if employees want to take foreign holidays?
Since existing legislation does not cover Covid-19 travel restrictions and mandatory quarantine, employers and staff need to work together to address concerns
How to manage: Six questions employers have about vaccines and the return to work
While bosses and employees have a duty to cooperate to ensure a safe workplace, certain issues around Covid-19 vaccination are loaded with legal risks
How to manage: Employers should be aware of proposed changes in equality law
Draft legislation would introduce a new ground of socio-economic disadvantage to existing protections for employees and job applicants
How to manage: Six crucial employment law changes in 2021
While 2020 has not been short of new working practices, there are more developments on the horizon for next year
Insight: Be clear about your staff’s annual leave entitlements
Employers have the discretion to decide when their employees take their time off
Advice: Are parents entitled to leave when children are sent home from school?
With no government guidance on school-related absences from work, employers would be wise to develop their own policy and adopt a flexible approach
What employers need to know about the HSE contact-tracing app
Businesses should consider encouraging staff to use the new Covid-19 app to help safeguard their workplace, but there are some other factors to consider
Looking at the long-term effects of remote working
Working from home is likely to become a permanent arrangement for many employees, so companies need to be aware of the issues facing their staff
This Working Life: How working from home could become a semi-permanent arrangement
When the pandemic eventually ends, many workers may be keen to continue working from home, leaving employers with a decision to make
Like sexism and racism, being anti-vegan has no place at work
While philosophical beliefs are not protected in Irish law, a recent case taken by a vegan in Britain is a reminder of the importance of inclusive and non-discriminatory work environments
How will the new employment law landscape affect you?
From the Brexit adjustment to the minimum wage, changes are afoot in employment legislation as the new year looms, writes Alan Hickey