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This 1 day seminar deals with some of the most important employment legislation which affects every employer and every employee today. The course will outline the main provisions of each of these separate Acts and will then go on to explain how these principles are applied on a day to day basis. The seminar is delivered in a down to earth practical manner and it highlights the most common problems which employers have to contend with and offers practical solutions for most situations encountered.


The seminar includes a question and answer session and a comprehensive course manual is provided for each delegate, which will prove to be of immense value as a future reference document. Attendance at this seminar also includes a 30 day telephone support period.


What will be covered on the day?


Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005

  • What employees are covered under these Acts?
  • What is continuous service?
  • What minimum notice must employees give to their employers?
  • What rights have employers regarding notice from their employees?
  • Can an employer or employee waive their entitlement to notice or accept pay in lieu of notice?
  • What is "summary dismissal" and how does this affect notice? 

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2014

  • Who do these Acts apply to?
  • When does a redundancy actually arise?
  • How to calculate a statutory redundancy payment?
  • What is continuous and reckonable service?
  • What happens when an employer fails or is unable to pay statutory redundancy?
  • What are an employer's obligations during redundancy?
  • What is the effect of putting an employee on "short-time" or "temporary lay-off"? 

Protection of Employees (Employers' Insolvency) Acts 1984 to 2012

  • What are an employee's entitlements if their employer becomes insolvent?
  • What is the Insolvency Payment Scheme?
  • How can employees benefit from this scheme?

Industrial Relations Acts 1946 to 2015

  • What type of "workers" are covered under these Acts?
  • What is the difference between a "trade dispute", "industrial action" and a "strike"?
  • When can employees picket their place of work?
  • What grievance and disciplinary procedures should an employer have in place?
  • What happens when a dispute is referred to the Workplace Relations Commission? 

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2015

  • What employees are covered or excluded under these Acts?
  • What are the different types of dismissal?
  • What is meant by "fair procedures"?
  • How do these Acts affect employees on fixed term contracts?
  • What are the remedies for unfair dismissal?
  • How robust is your organisation's dismissal procedures?  

Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2015

  • What employees and workplaces do these Acts apply to?
  • What at the 9 grounds of equality?
  • What are an employer's responsibilities under these Acts?
  • What are an employer's obligations regarding harassment and sexual harassment of employees?
  • How can the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission help employers? 
  • Updated to include the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015
  • What are the new rules on the retirement age?

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 to 2014

  • What are an employer's duties and responsibilities under this Act?
  • What are an employee's duties and responsibilities under this Act?
  • What is defined as "work related stress" and what should an employer do?
  • Do you have a workplace safety code?
  • How can the Health & Safety Authority help? 

Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Inspections

  • What are the functions and duties of the WRC??
  • What format will a WRC inspection take?
  • What records will be inspected?
  • What is the expected outcome for employees? 

Who should attend this course?

Payroll, HR and Finance managers and staff, or anybody who works in, or is responsible for personnel matters will find this seminar to be of immense benefit.

Delegates will be provided with excellent course material which can be used as an invaluable reference document and all delegates are provided with free access to our 30 day Employment Law telephone helpline service following their attendance. This course also includes a Question and Answer session.


Benefits for Employers

  • Be aware of your obligations as an employer and your employees' entitlements undre current Irish employment law
  • Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made by employers which often result in costly litigation
  • Ensure that by taking the correct action at an early stage, you can avoid costly disputes and appearances before the Employment Appeals Tribunal
  • Illustrates to employers how employment law affects their daily role in the workplace.

Course Presenter

This dynamic course is being delivered by Employment Law specialist Derek Ryan BL. Derek is a barrister who has extensive practical experience in employment law matters. He has represented numerous people and organisations at hearings of the Rights Commissioners and the Employment Appeals Tribunal. Derek is the Senior Law Lecturer of IPASS and is the legal editor of The IPASS book.



Attendance at this seminar may qualify for 7 CPD/CPE hours for members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, the Irish Taxation Institute, the Law Society; Accounting Technicians Ireland and other professional bodies.


Time Table

Courses run from 10.00am - 4.30pm - tea/coffee on arrival. mid-morning & mid-afternoon and lunch will be provided.


Course Fees

IPASS Member: €275   Non Member: €350





Contact Information

  • The Irish Payroll Association
  •   IPASS House,
    H4 Centrepoint Business Park,
    Oak Road, Dublin 12
  •   (01) 4089100
  •   (01) 4089102
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