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Extension of parental leave to 18 weeks from 8th March 2013 in Ireland

Extension of parental leave to 18 weeks The Parental Leave Act 1998, as amended by the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006, allows parents in Ireland to take parental leave from employment in respect of certain children. A person acting in loco parentis with respect to an eligible child is also eligible. On 8 March 2013, Regulations giving effect to EU Directive 2010/18/EU on parental leave increased the amount of...

Employers Social Insurance Redundancy Rebate Abolished Jan 2013

In the last budget in December 2012, the employer rebate of statutory redundancy payments made to employees has been abolished completely. This means that from 1st January 2013, employers will no longer receive any rebate for employees who are made redundant after this date. For employees made redundant prior to 2013, a 15% rebate applies. The employees last date of employment, which includes notice, will need to be...

Innovation & Creativity can help with the job search – Gillian Knight advice for graduates

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Sample Whistle-blower Policy in Ireland

 Why was the whistle-blower policy introduced?  This Whistle-blower policy is in line with the government of Ireland’s commitment to adopting a comprehensive whistle-blower protection law in January 2012. The final bill will reportedly cover both the public and private sectors. The government wished to get it enacted early so that people who genuinely see wrongdoing, public or private, can blow the...

Pros and Cons when hiring interns in Ireland

Pros and Cons when hiring interns When hiring an intern, there are many things an employer needs to consider such as what are the costs? What are the benefits? Do employees have the time to invest in mentoring an intern? Does the company need any interns? What is the company looking to accomplish by starting an internship programme? All these are crucial questions that will help to determine whether the company...

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