Recent Blog Posts By Patrick Whelan
The dos and don’ts of employing seasonal staff
It seems as though it comes earlier each year, but there’s still no denying that Christmas is closing in. The festive seasons brings cheer for most, b... Read More
Parent’s leave in effect from November 1st, are you ready for employee requests?
A new entitlement that will be of particular interest to working parents comes into effect from Friday November 1st. An estimated 60,000 working pare... Read More
Construction sites targeted in health & safety blitz
For two weeks starting on October 21st, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is carrying out inspections on construction sites around the country. Th... Read More
New Parent’s Leave to start from November
You may have noticed maternity and parental entitlements popping up in the news of late. That’s because the Irish government is attempting to improve ... Read More
World Mental Health Day 2019
On October 10th 2019, World Mental Health Day (WMHD) turns 27. Started in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), this annual event is ... Read More
One-fifth of Irish workers over 55
As a nation, our workforce is getting older. The average age has increased in recent years, a trend that shows no signs of slowing. Between 1998 and... Read More
Hurricane Lorenzo highlights why you need an adverse weather policy
The first ominous weather warning of the winter season serves as a reminder to employers that the time has come to put a specific Adverse Weather Poli... Read More
WRC awards €55,000 in pregnancy-related discrimination case
Pregnancy-related discrimination and dismissal cases continue to make the news. The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has found itself handling sev... Read More
Vehicles in the workplace: Are your employees safe?
Do your employees operate vehicles as part of their work? Do your employees use machinery such as forklifts to carry out their tasks? If so, you need ... Read More
Could your business run a four-day working week?
American unions fought for the two-day weekend. Australian unions brought about the eight-hour working day. Now Ireland has joined an international ... Read More
Minimise distractions during the Rugby World Cup
The Rugby World Cup 2019 kicks off this coming Friday, with hosts Japan getting the tournament underway against Russia. But that’s not the match we h... Read More