Leave and Holidays

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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Summary of Statutory Leave Entitlements in Ireland-a Quick and Easy Guide

Are you confused about statutory leave in Ireland? I don’t blame you-it can be very confusing. Here is a quick and easy guide to statutory leave entitlements in Ireland. I hope you find it helpful. (Please read this disclaimer, though). Annual Leave Full time employee 4 working weeks where employee works in excess of 1,365 …

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Parental, Carers, Maternity and Adoptive Leave Claims to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)

There are a number of claims you can bring to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in respect of adoptive leave, carer’s leave, parental leave, force majeure leave, and maternity leave. Adoptive Leave Have you been granted adoptive leave entitlements? Section 6 of the Adoptive Leave Act, 1995 entitles employed adoptive mothers or sole male adopters …

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How to Manage Sickness Related Absence in Your Workplace, and Reduce Costly and Time Sucking Claims

Are you an employer? Have you a member of staff absent from work due to illness? Do you worry about how to properly manage employees’ absence? Are you concerned that you’re not sure how to manage sickness related absence? Many of my clients were in the same boat. But they’re not worried anymore. Do you …

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