Irish Coronavirus issues
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Read our latest insights into the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and our guidance on how businesses should respond. We consider some of the issues arising for employers around remote working, health and safety considerations when reopening workplaces and the measures the Irish government have introduced to support employers during the pandemic.
Our current key articles include:
Ireland - Collecting employee vaccine data – latest guidance24 June 2021
With many employers planning the return to the workplace the question arises as to what vaccination data (if any) can be collected from returning staff. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has [finally] issued guidance clarifying its position on whether it is permissible for employers to collect and process this information.
Working from home abroad - considerations for Irish employers22 June 2021
The increase in homeworking due to the Covid-19 pandemic is causing many Irish employees to ask if they can work from “home” from an overseas country – be that on a temporary basis, or in some cases indefinitely This Inbrief explains the potential legal issues and how to avoid the traps.
Remote working needs to “protect competitive, pro-enterprise economy” – Tánaiste: Linda Hynes comments for Industrial Relations News17 May 2021
Linda Hynes comments in an article for Industrial Relations News on remote working following a speech by Irish Tanaiste, Leo Varadkar.
Linda Hynes discusses employee monitoring while working from home with Jess Kelly on Newstalk14 May 2021
Linda Hynes discusses employee monitoring while working from home with Jess Kelly on Newstalk
Linda Hynes discusses the employment law aspects of antigen testing in the workplace on RTÉ Radio 104 May 2021
Linda Hynes discusses the employment law aspects of antigen testing in the workplace.
Compensation for unfair dismissals likely to increase: Linda Hynes comments for Irish Independent17 March 2021
Linda Hynes comments for the Irish Independent on the impact that Covid-19 is likely to have on higher compensation awards for workers who have been unfairly dismissed.
Staffing decisions when reopening workplaces in Ireland - a flowchart29 May 2020
We have produced a useful flowchart which will help employers to decide which employees can return to work as part of the Covid-19 road to recovery.
IRELAND - Coronavirus – FAQs about managing the return to work13 May 2020
These FAQs focus on the employment law issues facing employers as restrictions are eased and more employees can come back to work. They cover health and safety obligations, medical testing, contact tracing, deciding which employees should stay at home and what happens if employees don’t want to return. They also cover adjusting hours and responsibilities.