Employment Law Seminar

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This 1 day seminar deals with some of the most important employment legislation which affects every employer and every employee today. The course will outline the main provisions of each of these separate Acts and will then go on to explain how these principles are applied on a day to day basis. The seminar is delivered in a down to earth practical manner and it highlights the most common problems which employers have to contend with and offers practical solutions for most situations encountered.


The seminar includes a question and answer session and a comprehensive course manual is provided for each delegate, which will prove to be of immense value as a future reference document. Attendance at this seminar also includes a 30 day telephone support period. 


Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005

  • What employees are covered under this Act?
  • What is continuous service?
  • What minimum notice must employees give to their employers?
  • What rights have employers regarding notice from their employees?
  • Can an employer or employee waive their entitlement to notice or accept pay in lieu of notice?
  • What is “summary dismissal” and how does this affect notice? 

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2011

  • Who does this Act apply to?
  • When does a redundancy actually arise?
  • How to calculate a statutory redundancy payment?
  • What is continuous and reckonable service?
  • What happens when an employer fails or is unable to pay statutory redundancy?
  • What are an employer’s obligations during redundancy?
  • What is the effect of putting an employee on “short-time” or “temporary lay-off”? 

Industrial Relations Act 1976 to 2012

  • What type of “workers” are covered under this Act?
  • What is the difference between a “trade dispute”, “industrial action” and a “strike”?
  • When can employees picket their place of work?
  • What grievance and disciplinary procedures should an employer have in place?
  • What happens when a dispute is referred to a Rights Commissioner or to the Labour Court? 

Unfair Dismissal Act 1977 to 2007

  • What employees are covered or excluded under this Act?
  • What are the different types of dismissal?
  • What is meant by “fair procedures”?
  • How does this Act affect employees on fixed term contracts?
  • What are the remedies for unfair dismissal?
  • How robust is your organisation’s dismissal procedures? 

Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011

  • What employees and workplaces do these Acts apply to?
  • What are the 9 grounds of equality?
  • What are an employer’s responsibilities under these Acts?
  • What are an employer’s obligations regarding harassment and sexual harassment of employees?
  • How can the Equality Authority help employers? 

Equal Status Act 2000 to 2011

  • How are employers affected by these Acts?
  • What are the various grounds of discrimination as outlined in the Act?
  • What is meant by “less favourable treatment”?
  • When is “less favourable treatment” acceptable? 

Data Protection Act 1988 and 2003

  • What are an individual’s rights regarding the holding of personal information?
  • Are you a “data controller” or a “data processor”?
  • How to attain your credit rating?
  • What are the responsibilities and obligations of “data controllers” and “data processors”? 

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

  • What are an employer’s duties and responsibilities under this Act?
  • What are an employee’s duties and responsibilities under this Act?
  • What is defined as “work related stress” and what should an employer do?
  • Do you have a workplace safety code?
  • How can the Health & Safety Authority help? 

Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2006

  • What are an employer’s obligations under this Act?
  • What types of information and consultation agreements are provided for?
  • Do you have information and consultation arrangements in place?
  • How to deal with dispute resolution regarding agreements under this Act? 

Employment Law Compliance Bill 2008 

  • What does this Bill mean for employers?
  • What are the main provisions?
  • What are an employer's obligations and duties as outline in this Bill?


Who should attend this seminar?

Personnel, HR and Finance Managers and staff, or anybody who works in, or is responsible for personnel matters will find this seminar to be of immense benefit. 


Benefits for Employers

  • Be aware of your obligations as an employer and your employees’ entitlements under current Irish employment law
  • Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made by employers which often result in costly litigation
  • Ensure that by taking the correct action at an early state, you can avoid costly disputes and appearances before the Employment Appeals Tribunal
  • Illustrates to employers how employment law affects their daily role in the workplace. 


Course Presenter

This course is delivered by a barrister who has extensive experience of employment law. He has represented numerous people and organisations at hearings of the Rights Commissioners and the Employment Appeals Tribunal. He also extensive experience in lecturing on employment law and is the legal editor of the IPASS Book. 



Courses run from 10.00am - 4.30pm - tea/coffee on arrival, mid-morning & mid-afternoon and lunch will be provided. 



Attendance at this seminar may qualify for 7 CPD/CPE hours for members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, the Irish Taxation Institute, the Law Society, Accounting Technicians Ireland and other professional bodies.  


Course Fees 

1 delegate:


2 delegates:


Additional delegates:



10% discount for IPASS members.

Contact Information

  • The Irish Payroll Association
  •   IPASS House,
    H4 Centrepoint Business Park,
    Oak Road, Dublin 12
  •   (01) 4089100
  •   (01) 4089102
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