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Non-binary workers can be omitted from pay gap calculations - Síobhra Rush comments for The Irish Independent
Press09 August 2022
Employers can omit workers who do not identify as male or female when calculating their gender pay gap.
Press13 July 2022
Linda Hynes shares her insights on how SME’s can build progressive workplaces in Ireland. Employees are more vocal than they have ever been about what they expect their employer to do to support them. They expect their workplace to be environmentally sustainable, diverse, inclusive, and accommodating.
Reporting on the pay gap – what Irish employers need to know. Síobhra Rush and Niamh Crotty write for The Irish Independent
Press30 May 2022
The Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021, signed last July, sets out the legislative basis for Gender Pay Gap (GPG) reporting in Ireland – and employers who are required to report are expected to pick a “snapshot” date in June, on which they must collect the data, and then report on it within a six-month period.
Press11 April 2022
The right to request flexible work arrangements is set to become a reality this year for Irish employees, with the Government due to implement the EU's Work Life Balance Directive.
Gender pay gap at Ryanair widens to almost 68pc despite increase in female pilots: Síobhra Rush comments for The Irish Independent
Press21 February 2022
Ryanair’s gender pay gap has widened despite a surge in applications by women for pilot jobs.
Press12 January 2022
Siobhra Rush discusses the legal challenges faced by employers as a result of the gender pay gap and the right to switch off from work.
Press10 November 2021
We're seeing more 'eco-friendly’ and ‘all natural’ products on our shelves, as consumers demand more sustainable choices. But as companies come under increased pressure to meet their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals, how can we tell if some are twisting the truth?
Press10 November 2021
Employers need to be more proactive around menopause in the workplace, especially as it impacts some of their most experienced colleagues.
Press05 November 2021
As Ireland loosens its pandemic restrictions, employers are adjusting to a partial return to the office and some changes in health and safety guidance.
Government wants remote working to become ‘permanent fixture’ as workplaces prepare to reopen: Síobhra Rush comments for The Irish Times
Press20 September 2021
The Government wants to see remote working become a permanent fixture of Irish working life, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar has said.
Press24 August 2021
Linda Hynes discusses discrimination issues that may occur when employees in Ireland return to the workplace.
Catherine Hayes discusses the potential extension of mandatory paid breastfeeding breaks at work on Newstalk
Press06 July 2021
Catherine Hayes and Sharon Behan from La Leche League of Ireland joined Newstalk's The Hard Shoulder to discuss mandatory paid breastfeeding breaks at work.
How to manage: Employers need to prepare for the introduction of statutory sick pay: Síobhra Rush writes for Business Post
Press05 July 2021
Whether they already provide paid sick leave or not, all employers should review their employment contracts, policies and procedures to ensure they comply with new law.
Press27 May 2021
Three areas of employment law in Ireland have seen recent significant developments: employment status and the gig economy; collective bargaining arrangements; and gender pay gap reporting.
Remote working needs to “protect competitive, pro-enterprise economy” – Tánaiste: Linda Hynes comments for Industrial Relations News
Press17 May 2021
Linda Hynes comments in an article for Industrial Relations News on remote working following a speech by Irish Tanaiste, Leo Varadkar.
Press14 May 2021
Linda Hynes discusses employee monitoring while working from home with Jess Kelly on Newstalk
Press04 May 2021
Linda Hynes discusses the employment law aspects of antigen testing in the workplace.
Press16 April 2021
Age discrimination is alive and kicking in Irish workplaces. It’s illegal under the Employment Equality Acts (1998-2015) but those working in the area say little has changed in relation to workplace age discrimination in Ireland in the past 20 years.
Press06 April 2021
Jess Kelly chats to Siobhra Rush about the 'right to disconnect', the founders of Refurbed.ie and the team behind Saylists.
Business Post: Future of working from home will rely on trust. Síobhra Rush comments for Business Post
Press06 April 2021
The new code of practice on the right to disconnect is a timely response to an issue that has become a hot-button topic since the pandemic descended.