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Employee Protection Legislation

Dublin West Limerick
Wed. Fri.
11th Oct 13th Oct

 

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This 1 day seminar deals with some of the most important employment protection legislation which affects every employer and every employee today. The seminar 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.

 

1. Maternity Protection Acts 1994 and 2004

  • To whom does this Act apply to?
  • What is Statutory Maternity Leave?
  • What affect does this Act have on fixed-term employees?
  • What is the current Maternity Benefit entitlement from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection?
  • What is Health & Safety Leave?
  • What is a father’s entitlement under this Act?
  • What protection of employment does an employee have during Maternity Leave

2. Adoptive Leave Acts 1995 and 2005

  • What are the main provisions of this Act?
  • What impact does this Act have on an “employed adopting mother”, an “adopting father” and a “sole male adopter”?
  • What is Statutory Adoptive Leave?
  • Is an adopting parent entitled to Adoptive Benefit?
  • What employment protection is available to employees during Adoptive Leave?

3. Parental Leave Acts 1998 and 2006

  • What are an employer’s duties and responsibilities under this Act?
  • What are an employee’s duties and responsibilities under this Act?
  • What is the duration of Parental Leave?
  • Can an employer refuse to grant an employee Parental Leave?
  • What are the consequences if an employee abuses Parental Leave?
  • What is Force Majeure Leave?
  • Who is entitled to apply for Force Majeure Leave?
  • What is compassionate leave?
  • What records must be maintained by an employer?

4. Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 - NEW!

  • What are the main provision of this Act?
  •  What employees are covered by this Act?
  • What is Statutory Paternity Leave?
  • Who is entitled to Paternity Benefit?
  • What protection of employment does an employee have during Paternity Leave?
  • What records is an employer obliged to maintain?

5. Carer's Leave Act 2001

  • Who can apply for Carer’s Leave?
  • How should Carer’s Leave be taken?
  • What is the application and approval process?
  • What are the six factors that determine when Carer’s Leave comes to an end?
  • Who decides when a dispute arises?
  • What are an employer’s obligations regarding records?
  • How to deal with appeals under this Act

6. Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001

  • What are the main provisions of this Act?
  • What employees are covered by this Act?
  • What is a comparable employee?
  • Are part-time workers entitled to overtime?
  • What are the holiday and public holiday entitlements for part-time workers?
  • What is a casual worker?
  • The Act prohibits an employer from penalising a part-time employee on certain grounds. What are these grounds?
  • How does this Act apply to “Posted Workers” and other foreign nationals working in Ireland?

7. Protection of Employees (Fixed-Time) Work Act 2003

  • What is the purpose of this Act?
  • What is a fixed-term employee?
  • Are fixed-term workers entitled to overtime?
  • What are the holiday and public holiday entitlements for fixed-term workers?
  • What are the objective conditions that affect fixed-term contracts?
  • How often can an employer renew a fixed-term contract?
  • What are an employer’s obligations under this Act regarding employment and training?

8. Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012

  • What are the main provisions of this Act?
  • Who qualifies as an agency worker under this Act?
  • What are the basic working and employment conditions of agency workers?
  • What is meant by “equal pay” and “equal conditions of employment”?
  • Can a hirer contract an agency worker on successive temporary assignments?
  • What are the obligations of a hirer?
  • What fines can be imposed for breaches of this Act?

 

Delegates will be provided with excellent course material which can be used as an invaluable reference document and all delegates are provided with free access to our 30 day Employment Law telephone helpline service following their attendance.

Who should attend this course?
Payroll, HR and Finance managers and staff, or anyone who works in, or is responsible for the Payroll/HR function will find this course 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 stage, 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.
  •   Delegates will be provided with excellent course material which can be used as an invaluable reference document and all delegates are provided with free access to our 30  day Employment Law telephone helpline service following their attendance.

 

Course Presenter

This dynamic course is being delivered by Employment Law specialist Derek Ryan B.L. Derek is a barrister who has extensive practical experience in employment law matters. He has represented numerous people and organisations at hearings of the Rights Commissioners and the Employment Appeals Tribunal. Derek is the Senior Law Lecturer of IPASS and is legal editor of the IPASS book.

 

CPD/CPE Hours 
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.

 

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

 

Course Fees 

IPASS Members: €260
Non Members: €335  

 

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Contact Information

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