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The Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Act 2021

26/08/2021 - President Higgins signed the Residential Tenancies (No.2) Act 2021 (the “2021 Act”) into law on 9 July 2021. The 2021 Act extends the temporary protection put in place to protect tenants who have been financially impacted by Covid-19 in addition to more significant and longer-term changes to landlord and tenant law.

Almost half of Irish professional’s claim ‘hybrid working’ is not fit for purpose

24/08/2021 - The research comes from a new report from recruiter Robert Walters – A Guide to Hybrid Working: Obstacles and Solutions – which surveyed 1,000 Irish professionals in order to identify the symptoms of dysfunction in hybrid working.

Covid’s Start-Up Explosion: 28% increase in job title change to business owners

24/08/2021 - The number of professionals who have changed their job title to Founder/Co-Founder in the past year has increased by +10%, Small Business Owners have risen by +8%, and those formally adopting the title of Entrepreneur (+5%) or Owner or Co-Owner by (+4.9%) has also increased during the pandemic.

The Rise of ePayslips

30/07/2021 - As technology has advanced and employees have become familiar with receiving employment-related correspondence by email, the digital distribution of payslips has become more widespread.

Remote working from abroad

29/07/2021 - Such was the nature of the rapid escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic and the implementation of the Government’s restrictions in March 2020, many employers implemented temporary remote working arrangements in an unplanned and urgent manner.

Black professionals in Ireland continue to be disadvantaged in their career - new study

23/06/2021 - 42% of black professionals in Ireland do not receive a pay increase after negotiation – double the number of white professionals. The figure is much starker for black women, where an overwhelming 63% do not receive a pay increase following salary negotiation.

The Hybrid Work Problem

31/05/2021 - With lockdown restrictions easing and a new roadmap for recovery envisaged, employers across the country are making plans for their organisations’ post-COVID-19 work arrangements.

Companies ramp up diversity focus – with the number of D&I initiatives doubling in the past year

14/04/2021 - Twice as many professionals (64%) stated that they are aware of their employer’s diversity & inclusion initiatives, compared to 2019.

Is your 5am alarm clock ready? 47% of managers fear their employees are at risk of burnout upon returning to the office

30/03/2021 - The Irish workforce experienced ‘boomerang’ productivity levels during lockdown – where at its peak 44% reported an increase in productivity, and at its lowest 28% reported a decrease in productivity.

New Code of Practice on Bullying at Work

24/02/2021 - A new Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work came into effect by way of Statutory Instrument on 23 December 2020 (Code).

Three Skills Your Employees Need In 2021

26/01/2021 - One of the momentous impacts of the pandemic has been a fundamental shift in how and where people work.

Rewarding Your Employees on a Budget

01/12/2020 - With 2020 coming to a close and end of year bonuses looming, many organisations find themselves in a difficult position.

What Are The Core Skills Gaps Facing the Financial Industry?

26/11/2020 - Industries worldwide are experiencing unprecedented change as digital transformation and new economic realities shake up the world of work.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS)

29/09/2020 - The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme replaced the current Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) for Irish employers from 1st September. The scheme is expected to run until the end of March 2021, and the switch to it will significantly impact many organisations’ payroll services.

Brexit – the Endgame Approaches?

21/09/2020 - The approaching year-end sees the negotiations on the European Union – United Kingdom future relationship move into a potentially difficult and turbulent phase as an eighth round of negotiations begins, with each side cautioning that time is running out.

Exploring Remote Internships: Part 3: Virtual Mentoring Tips for Success

21/09/2020 - Others may be struggling with the ‘new normal’, finding it difficult to structure their day, missing face-to-face interaction with colleagues and clients, and many burning out from over-working...

Starting a new decade with an in-house counsel

25/08/2020 - Appointing a first in-house lawyer is a major decision for any organisation; involving both financial and commercial commitment and buy-in.

The Residential Tenancies and Valuation Act 2020 - New protections for tenants and new obligations for landlords in certain circumstances

20/08/2020 - The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 gave residential tenants broad protections against rent increases and termination of tenancies in all but exceptional cases during the emergency period.

5 Mistakes Made by Remote Workers

18/08/2020 - The dramatic increase in remote workers across the globe has hit almost all industries and sectors. However, it is undoubtedly causing difficulties and will naturally be maligned with issues, teething problems, and mistakes.

Termination during Probation - What are the risks?

18/08/2020 - Proceed with caution! Terminating during probation was always one of the more straightforward ways in which to terminate an employment relationship, given that employees did not have the requisite 12 months’ service to bring an unfair dismissal claim.

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