Featuring contributions from an experienced panel of Ibec employer and industrial relations professionals, KC Connect provides 10-15 minutes of expert advice on some of the most common challenges for employers. With decades of shared experience our Ibec experts provide real insight and practical advice.

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Ep. 21  /  KC Connect

Combatting Aggression and Harassment in the Workplace 

With recent aggressive events taking place in Dublin city, Michael Gillen and Bernie McMeel from Ibec discuss how employers can deal with their responsibilities regarding the health and safety of their employees in these circumstances.

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Ep. 20  /  KC Connect

Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 - Domestic Violence Leave

In this podcast, Pauline O’Hare, Senior Employment Law Manager and Aoife McFadden, Senior Employment Law Solicitor, discuss the upcoming entitlement to domestic violence leave

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Ep. 19  /  KC Connect

Recent Labour Court Decisions on Discrimination on the grounds of Age

Ibec experts Muireann McEnery and Ciar Murtagh discuss two recent Labour Court decisions where individuals who wished to remain in employment past their normal retirement age. 

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Ep. 18  /  KC Connect

Ibec HR Update Survey 2023

Join Fiona Higgins, Head of Knowledge Centre and Stephen Driver, Head of Advocacy Services, as they discuss the findings of this year's HR Update survey.

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Ep. 17  /  KC Connect

Seasonal employment law update - Autumn 2023

Join Linda Reid, Senior Employer Relations Executive and Briana Duffy, Employer Relations Executive, for an update during a busy time of year from an employee relations and employment law perspective.

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Ep. 16  /  KC Connect

Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023

The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 was signed into law in April of this year and introduces various new entitlements for employees.  This episode offers an update and practical tips for employers.

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Ep. 15  /  KC Connect

The challenges and frequently asked questions around mandatory retirement age

Ibec experts Kevin Feighery and Aoife McFadden discuss challenges employers have in both fixing mandatory retirement ages and managing requests for longer working against the backdrop of imminent reform.

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Ep. 14  /  KC Connect

Navigating the first 6 months of the employment relationship

Ibec solicitors Catriona McKeating and Pauline O’Hare run through the terms that must now be included in contracts of employment, the pitfalls of exclusivity clauses and how to manage probation without falling foul of the Regulations.

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Ep. 13  /  KC Connect

Probationary Periods: Legislative Developments and Industrial Relations Considerations

Ibec experts Aisling McDevitt and Kevin Feighery discuss the transposition of the EU Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working conditions into Irish law and the Industrial Relations Acts.

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Ep. 12  /  KC Connect

Employment Legislation- December Update

In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Aoife McFadden and Linda Reid appraise employers of these pieces of legislation and outline what timeframes we can expect for them being enacted.

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Ep. 11  /  KC Connect

Ibec HR Update 2022- Workplace Trends and Insights

In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Stephen Driver and Fiona Higgins discuss the pay and HR trends emerging from the recently published HR Update report.

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Ep. 10  /  KC Connect

Penalisation

In this episode, Ibec experts Sophie Crosbie and James Cleary discuss the issue of penalisation under various pieces of employment legislation.

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Ep. 9  /  KC Connect

The Supreme Court decision in the case of Maurice Power V HSE

In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Mairead Crosby and Muireann McEnery discuss the recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Maurice Power V HSE.

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Ep. 8  /  KC Connect

A Claimant’s obligation to mitigate their losses in Unfair Dismissal Complaints

In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Declan Thomas and Terry Mac Namara discuss the obligations on a Claimant to mitigate their losses when taking a complaint for unfair dismissal to the WRC.

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Ep. 7  /  KC Connect

The Employment Law Landscape and Wellbeing

In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Lorraine Parkes and Liz Murphy from Ibec’s Knowledge Centre discuss a number of recent and upcoming changes that employers need to be aware of.

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Ep. 6  /  KC Connect

Steps employers in the private sector should take when preparing for pay negotiations

In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Fiona Higgins and Stephen Driver discuss the steps employers in the private sector should take when preparing for pay negotiations.

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Ep. 5  /  KC Connect

Reasonable accommodation and what it means in practice for employers

In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Fergus Dwyer and Peter Flood discuss reasonable accommodation and what it means in practice for employers.

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Ep. 4  /  KC Connect

Analysing a recent Workplace Relations Commission decision on a dismissal for breach of a bullying and harassment policy resulting in a substantial award

Ibec experts Mairead Crosby and Muireann McEnery discuss and analyse a recent decision by the Workplace Relations Commission.

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Ep. 3  /  KC Connect

The emergence of a 4-day work week and its potential impact on employers

Ibec experts Maeve McElwee and Lydia Dodd discuss the emergence of a 4-day work week and its potential impact on employers.

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Ep. 2  /  KC Connect

The requirements, implications and legislative protections relating to probation

Ibec experts Judy McNamara and Ciaran Loughran discuss the requirements, implications and legislative protections relating to probation.

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Ep. 1  /  KC Connect

What are the necessary steps when preparing for an employment case at the Workplace Relations Commission?

Ibec experts Jan Hayden and Michael McGrath discuss the necessary steps when preparing for an employment case at the Workplace Relations Commission.

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