Better health and the subsequent increase in life expectancy has created a demographic where people are seeking to work longer.

Following the publication of the Report of the Commission on Pensions and the Oireachtas Joint response, Government announced in September 2022 a series of landmark reforms to the State Pension system in Ireland. On the 10 October 2022, Government approved the General Scheme of the Auto Enrolment Bill.

While we await legislation in this area, this KC Connect episode looks at the continuing challenges in this area for employers. Our Ibec experts Kevin Feighery and Aoife McFadden discuss challenges employers have in both fixing mandatory retirement ages and managing requests for longer working against the backdrop of imminent reform.

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Ep. 14  /  KC Connect

Navigating the first 6 months of the employment relationship

Ibec solicitors Catriona McKeating and Pauline O’Hare run through the terms that must now be included in contracts of employment, the pitfalls of exclusivity clauses and how to manage probation without falling foul of the Regulations.

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Ep. 13  /  KC Connect

Probationary Periods: Legislative Developments and Industrial Relations Considerations

Ibec experts Aisling McDevitt and Kevin Feighery discuss the transposition of the EU Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working conditions into Irish law and the Industrial Relations Acts.

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Ep. 12  /  KC Connect

Employment Legislation- December Update

In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Aoife McFadden and Linda Reid appraise employers of these pieces of legislation and outline what timeframes we can expect for them being enacted.

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Ep. 11  /  KC Connect

Ibec HR Update 2022- Workplace Trends and Insights

In this episode of KC Connect, Ibec experts Stephen Driver and Fiona Higgins discuss the pay and HR trends emerging from the recently published HR Update report.

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