Leave and Holidays

The Sick Leave Act 2022-paid sick leave for employees signed into law

Sick pay is now a statutory entitlement in Ireland on foot of the passing into law of the Sick Leave Act 2022. (The statutory commencement order has not yet been signed, however, so the legislation does not yet have practical effect). All employees, part time and full time, have an entitlement to paid sick leave. …

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The Employer’s Record Log from WRC-an extremely useful, free tool

Are you an employer? Do you find employment law confusing? Who could blame you for there is a plethora of acts, statutory instruments, regulations, common law obligations, health and safety responsibilities with which you have to deal. The Workplace Relations Commission published a handy “Employer’s Record Log” in January 2020 which I have just come …

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Mistake in written contract gives rise to successful claim for holiday pay

The mistake made in bringing this ‘holiday pay’ claim to the WRC (Workplace Relations Commission) is an easy one to make. The complaint arose from a term of the contract of employment which stated, “If you work for at least 365 hours during the holiday year you will receive a paid holiday entitlement of four …

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