Recent Blog Posts By Alan Hickey
Where do I start when making redundancies?
There’s no denying it as we close in on 2021: 2020 has been a difficult year. For many businesses, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis has led to drast... Read More
Key changes for employers in Ireland’s Budget 2021
Ireland’s Budget 2021 consisted of a huge €17 billion spending package with a large portion ringfenced to protect businesses and jobs against the twin... Read More
Level 3 blow for SMEs nationwide
After an unsettling start to the week that saw NPHET recommend a second full lockdown for the whole country, the Government has decided to impose Leve... Read More
Are redundancy consultations by video link legal?
Few businesses will avoid having to make redundancies at some point during their lifetime. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are sadly becoming m... Read More
€3,000 incentive for taking on new apprentices
Minister Simon Harris has launched a new incentive scheme to encourage employers to take on more apprentices. The scheme is one of several recruitment... Read More
High Court fires warning on dismissals during probation
A recent High Court decision examined an employer’s attempt to dismiss a senior executive during his probationary period. The Court granted an injunc... Read More
What do employers need to know about the HSE Contact Tracing App?
You may have heard about the HSE’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing App. You may even be one of the one million-plus people in Ireland to download it since it... Read More
High Court rules SEO law unconstitutional
Last year, the National Electrical Contractors of Ireland (NECI) lodged proceedings in the High Court seeking to challenge the validity of a sectoral ... Read More
Labour Court sees increase in employment law cases
The Labour Court (the Court) has published its Annual Report for 2019. The work of the Court can be divided into two principal functions: the resoluti... Read More
Employee hours of work claims rise threefold in 2019
The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) published its fifth Annual Report this week. Maybe the most notable figure from the report is that claims rel... Read More
Workforce planning post-COVID-19
For advice on all of your coronavirus queries, call our expert advisors any time day or night on 1890 252 923. Our coronavirus toolkit and blog also c... Read More