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Jury Duty
The Juries Act 1976 (Section 29) places a duty on an employer to allow employees attend for jury service. It is further specified in the law that time spent on jury service is to be treated as if the employee...
Carers Leave
The Carer’s Leave Act, 2001 came into operation on July 2001. The main purpose of the Act is to provide for a new entitlement for employees to avail of up to 104 weeks temporary unpaid carer’s leave to enable them...
Force Majeure Leave
The Parental Leave Act also provides that an employee is entitled to leave with pay from his or her employment for urgent family reasons, owing to the injury or illness of any of the persons listed below: -a child or...
Parental Leave
The Parental Leave Act 1998 and (amendment) Act 2006 were introduced to allow working parents leave to look after their children. Parental Leave must be used for this purpose only. If it is found through investigation that the leave was...
Paternity Leave
Key Points:Paternity leave has been recognised as Statutory Leave Entitlement from 1st September 2016.Paternity Leave entitles a “relevant parent” to two weeks leave to be taken within 26 weeks of the child’s birth.A “relevant parent” is taken to mean the...
Adoptive Leave
Adoptive leave is covered under the Adoptive Leave Acts 1995 & 2005. An adopting mother or a sole male adopter who is in employment is entitled to: A minimum of 24 consecutive weeks of adoptive leave from work beginning on...
Maternity Leave
The Maternity Protection Act 1994 & 2004 entitles expectant working mothers to Maternity Leave, Additional Maternity Leave, time off for ante-natal and post-natal medical visits, specific leave for fathers, right to return to work, protection of certain employment rights while...
Public Holidays
Under current legislation there are nine public holidays.1st January (New Year's Day)St. Patrick's DayEaster MondayThe First Monday in MayThe First Monday in JuneThe First Monday in AugustThe Last Monday in OctoberChristmas DaySt. Stephen's Day Note: Good Friday and Christmas Eve,...
Annual Leave
The below document contains information on Annual Leave including the following: Re- Part-time employeesEmployees who Work Irregular Hours.Timing of Annual LeavePayment for Annual LeaveLeave YearDisputes