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Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016

The 2016 Act provides that new parents are entitled to two weeks' leave and, provided the employee has the requisite PRSI contributions, statutory paternity benefit. Section 6 of the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 states: (2) Other than where section 12 applies, the period of leave referred to in subsection (1) shall comprise a [...]

By |2017-09-26T10:01:23+00:00September 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016

Man sacked for washing feet in food container

A US multinational sacked a worker here after he washed his feet in a container used for serving food in the factory canteen. Martin Conroy sued for unfair dismissal against Baxter Healthcare, but the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) found it was reasonable for Baxter to conclude that Mr Conroy's actions amounted to gross misconduct and [...]

By |2017-09-18T10:36:13+00:00September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Man sacked for washing feet in food container

Safety fears for dozens of schools after fire audits show breaches

Safety fears have been raised for thousands of school children after the Department of Education announced it will carry out fire audits at more than two dozen schools around the country built over the last 20 years. It comes as a fire safety audit found breaches of standards at five recently-built primary schools. The buildings [...]

By |2017-09-04T08:10:32+00:00September 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Safety fears for dozens of schools after fire audits show breaches