09.30-10.05 Introduction and review of the timeline of the reform
Seminar chair: Aoife McFadden, Senior Employment Law Solicitor, Employment Law Services Team, Employer Relations Division, Ibec

10.05-10.45 A look of 2 of the 3 key areas of reform
Speaker: Harry Wall, Employment Law Solicitor, Employer relations Division Ibec

• Proposed reform to the ability for employers to fix Mandatory Retirement Ages
• Proposed reform to the State Pension age
• The potential effect of these reforms and considerations for employers

10.45-11.15 A look at the third area of reform: the proposed Auto Enrolment system

Speaker: Denis Lyons, Aon Ireland

• Examining the recently published Design Principles for Ireland’s Automatic Enrolment in March 2022
• What this quasi-mandatory pension enrolment system will look like for employees and employers alike
• What steps should employers be taking now

11.15-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.10 Contractual benefits and longer working
Speaker: Caroline Rowan Senior Consultant Aon Ireland

• Mitigating the risks and managing the gap between traditional retirement ages and the newly proposed flexible system
• With particular focus on contractual benefits
• Practical tips

12.10-12.50 Frequently Asked Questions
Speakers: Lorraine Parkes Senior Executive, Knowledge Centre, Employer Relations Division Ibec

• Frequently Asked Questions
• Case study
• Do’s and Don’ts in this area

12.50- 12.55 Questions and Answers
Speakers: Aoife McFadden, Ibec, Lorraine Parkes Ibec and Aon Ireland

• Questions
• Key take aways in the management of longer working during a time of reform
• Closing remarks

13.00 Close


Start Date February 15, 2023
Time 09:30
Duration Half day
Delegate Price Member
€294 (+VAT),
€336 (+VAT)
Type Virtual events
Contact ibecacademy@ibec.ie