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.

In this podcast, Linda Reid, Senior Employer Relations Executive and Nichola Harkin, Head of Employment Law Services, provide listeners with a practical view of the new rules relating to breastfeeding breaks and leave for medical care purposes. They also update listeners on when we might expect to see the remaining entitlements including the right to request remote and flexible working and domestic violence leave coming into force.

Since the podcast was recorded the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman has confirmed that the domestic violence leave provisions will be commenced in the Autumn.

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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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