Matheson’s Employment Law podcast series in which Bryan Dunne, Head of Employment at Matheson, discusses the latest developments in Irish employment law. The podcasts are a key resource in keeping up to date for HR practitioners, employment lawyers and international employers with employees in Ireland.
Episode 49: The Right to Disconnect in Ireland.
In this episode of the Matheson Employment Law Podcast Series, we will share with you a recording of our recent client webinar on The Right to Disconnect in Ireland. The panel provided insights into what the published Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect will mean in practice for businesses. They discussed best practice guidance for a Right to Disconnect Policy, the cultural and operational challenges that the Code gives rise to for domestic and international employers and the practical steps that employers can take to comply with the Code.
Episode 48: Key Employment Themes and Predictions for the Year Ahead.
In this episode of the Matheson Employment Law Podcast Series, the Employment, Pensions and Benefits Group will share with you a recording on the Key Employment Themes and Predictions for the Year Ahead. This includes Brexit related issues, the Government’s Remote Working Strategy, the growing support for a right to disconnect, and the new Code of Practice on Bullying and how employers are approaching vaccinations.
Episode 47: Managing Redundancies in a Remote Environment.
In this episode, we will share with you a recording on Managing Redundancies in a Remote Environment. Employment partner Geraldine Carr, senior associate Eimear Boyle and associate Denise Moran considered the legal and procedural obligations on employers in running both individual and collective redundancies remotely and how employers are now managing the practical issues in the current environment.
Episode 46: Brexit and HR - The Implications for Employee Data Transfers and EWCs converting to Irish Law.
In this episode, we will share with you a recording of our recent client webinar on Brexit and HR issues. Employment partners, Bryan Dunne, Deirdre Crowley and Russell Rochford were joined by Kevin Duffy, former Chairman of the Labour Court and Tom Hayes, Executive Director of the Brussels European Employee Relations Group (BEERG) and Director of European Union Affairs of the HR Policy Association, Washington DC. The panellists focused on matters such as the implications for multi-national employers currently operating European Works Councils under UK law of Brexit and the growing trend amongst UK based EWCs to convert to Irish law, as well as some of the practical issues involved in running an EWC under Irish law.
Episode 45: COVID-19: An update on trends and challenges in managing the return to the workplace.
In this episode of the Matheson Employment Law Podcast Series, Head of the Matheson Employment, Pensions and Benefits Group, Bryan Dunne will share with you a recording of our recent client webinar which is part of a series on COVID-19 HR issues.
Episode 44: COVID-19 Update on remote working, return to work planning and HR issues.
In this episode of the Matheson Employment Law Podcast Series, Head of the Matheson Employment, Pensions and Benefits Group, Bryan Dunne will share with you a recording of a recent webinar we ran for clients, as part of a series on Covid-19 HR issues. On this occasion, Geraldine Carr, one of our employment partners, led a discussion on some of the key trends coming up regarding remote working and also return to work planning.
The issues covered include:
Health and safety issues including provision of home-working equipment/allowances, managing mental health and wellbeing of remote workers and practical steps to help employers discharge this duty.
The working time compliance issues, noting that the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 applies to employers in the same way regardless of whether working remotely or in the office.
The data privacy concerns that employers are facing now in dealing with employees on long-term remote working.
Episode 45: will be returning to the normal format and will review interesting decisions issued in recent weeks in regard to reasonable accommodation following the Nano Nagle Supreme Court decision from last year and how the WRC is now applying it.
Excellent. Bryan is a true expert.