With the new statutory sick pay scheme recently coming into effect and new obligations on employers around probation periods, we’ve been receiving a lot of queries from members on how to prepare for both. As a result, we are delighted to announce that we are holding HR forums across the country with a HR clinic for members to meet with our ER team to discuss these and other employment issues. The clinic will also offer an excellent opportunity to meet with HR peers and Ibec experts in an informal setting over light refreshments.

What to Expect

One-to-one consultations with an Ibec ER Executive, short intermittent presentations on statutory sick pay, employment contracts and probation as well as an opportunity to network.

HR Forum with short presentations on statutory sick pay, employment contracts and probation followed by OHS matters. We will also have members of our Ibec Employment Law team to present to ensure you are getting the most out of your Ibec membership.


  • 09:30 Registration & Networking
  • 10:00 Employment Briefing
  • 10:20 Statutory Sick Pay Briefing
  • 10:40 HR Model of the Future
  • 11:00 OHS - The HR Role in OHS Activities
  • 11:15 Networking
  • 11:30 HR Clinic
  • 12:30 Close

Dates and Locations:

  • 6th March – Ibec Cork Office
  • 8th March – Dunraven Arms Hotel, Limerick
  • 9th March – Ibec Waterford Office
  • 13th March – Menlo Park Hotel, Galway
  • 15th March – Ibec Donegal Office

Statutory sick pay - From 1 January 2023, employees who are not already covered by a more favourable existing company sick pay scheme will have a statutory right to sick pay under the Statutory Sick Leave Act 2022.

Managing probation - The European Union (Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions) Regulations 2022, S.I. 686/2002 were signed into law on 16 December 2022. The Regulations amend a number of pieces of employment legislation which introduce new obligations for employers and limit the use of certain clauses in contracts of employment including the operation of probation clauses in the contracts of employment.

Start Date March 06, 2023
Time 9:30 - 12:30
Duration Over multiple day
Delegate Price Free
Type Conference and Summit