06
Apr
The Cabinet has signed off on proposed new laws that will make it mandatory for all employers in Ireland to offer a minimum level of sick pay for employees. The Sick Leave Bill 2022 will be published and begin its passage through the Houses of Oireachtas. It will come into effect as soon as it is enacted. To reduce the burden on businesses, this new law will be phased in over a four-year period. Employers will initially be required to offer three days of sick leave per year, rising to five days in 2024, seven days in 2025 and ten days in 2026.
22
Feb
Recent reports emerging from the UK and the US has shown that between 20-40% of employees are considering leaving their job – a phenomenon that is known as ‘The Great Resignation’. Although there has been a lot of movement in the Irish jobs market at the moment, there hasn’t been the same level of resignations compared to the US and the UK. However, this might change in 2022, with 42% of Irish workers intending to resign from their jobs within the next 12 months (this figure was only 21% before the pandemic). But why are so many people switching jobs?
27
Jan
It was announced this week in Ireland that the Cabinet has signed off on proposed new laws to allow employees (who have been with a company for more than 6 months) to request remote working. Under this legislation, the employer must reply to the request within 12 weeks. The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar recognised that remote working was imposed on a lot of people because of public health restrictions. Now that restrictions have been lifted, he wants to give people the choice to decide.

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