1. The first benefit pay for thousands is to be received today. Reasons for non-payment include incorrect applications, the wrong PPS number being given and duplicate applications being received. The Department has asked that applications be made online and that the phone only be used in cases of emergency in order to alleviate the backlog. [...]
Mental Health Central Online Workplace Tool Mental Health Central is a free online exchange, connecting people with mental health-related organisations, helpful workplace tools, services, resources, and professionals. Included are listings for support groups, books, training, upcoming conferences, events, workshops, educational information, as well as healthy recipes, expert advice, research information and more. Find Community Mental [...]
The HSE have published free posters and resources on the subject of Covid-19. Go to https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/ to view.
Working from home still means that employers have to look after their employees health and safety. One of the best ways of doing this is to carry out a VDU (Visual Display Unit) assessment is done. A VDU assessment makes sure that the ergonomics of your at home workstation is correct to prevent problems such [...]
A brilliant site has been developed to help all of us with understanding exactly what 2 kilometers from our home is. Go to http://2kmfromhome.com and it will show you exactly what is included in your 2k. We hope this helps keep you safe and healthy during this time!
As per the Government guidelines all non-essential businesses are to close until at least the 12th April. If you are unsure as to whether your business falls into this category please use the link below: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/dfeb8f-list-of-essential-service-providers-under-new-public-health-guidelin/ Should you wish to discuss whether your business falls into one of these categories please don't hesitate to contact [...]
Reduction of Pay A reduction of wages/salaries differs to a deduction of wages/salaries. A reduction is the act of reducing whereas a deduction is what is being subtracted or removed. Where there is a downturn in business, or there is less demand for a service, in order to avoid any potential redundancies, an employer should examine alternative options before proceeding with redundancies. The [...]
The Revenue Wage Subsidy Scheme has come under some heavy fire by employment law experts for its lack of clarity surrounding key details. The Scheme itself, which can be read in full here: https://revenue.ie/en/corporate/communications/covid19/temporary-covid-19-wage-subsidy-scheme.aspx aims to assist those businesses worst hit so far by the Covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, it would appear to be peppered by [...]
A to Z On Employment Law Matters Contents: Can I ask the employees to take annual leave instead of temporary layoff?. 2 What do you do if your staff are being bullied, harassed and discriminated against because of their nationality? 2 How can I communicate health emergency policy as an Employer?. [...]
If you are an employer you have most likely heard the terms 'lay-off' and 'short-term' more than you would like recently, but many employers have contacted ESA unsure of what the difference is between the two terms. Essentially, lay-off is where an employer is unable to provide work for their employees but believes that this [...]