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The Return to Work Safely Protocol is designed to support employers and workers to put measures in place that will prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace when the economy begins to slowly open up, following the temporary closure of most businesses during the worst phase of the current pandemic. The Protocol should be used by all workplaces to adapt their work procedures and practices to comply fully with the COVID-19 related...
The protocol will help businesses and workers to return to work safely following COVID-19 closure. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have been charged with oversight and enforcement. The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, on Saturday, 9 May 2020 published the National “Return to Work Safely Protocol” . The Protocol clearly and comprehensively sets out the steps and processes that...
Close your Pandemic Unemployment Payment the day you return to work The government has announced that the first phase of the  Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business  is due to commence on Monday 18 May. Taking this into account, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection wishes to advise workers who may be returning to work on Monday 18 May to close their claim for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment...
Keelings acknowledge the understandable concerns expressed on the travel of seasonal horticultural workers from Bulgaria to Ireland to work at our farm in north Dublin. Over the past two weeks, we have shared information to demonstrate why the travel of these workers to Ireland was necessary and what steps we are taking to ensure we comply with all relevant guidelines to protect the welfare of our employees and communities. Regrettably,...
Working safely at the National Rehab Hospital Landscape workers have the advantage of being able to work outdoors and alone. “ We’re gearing up for lifting of restrictions and a safe return to work, ” commented, Ciaran O’Brien, Managing Director of Peter O’Brien and Sons Landscaping LTD.  “We’ve remained operational throughout the restrictions through our work on essential infrastructure...
In conjunction with Teagasc and Kilkenny Leader Partnership, the Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny is hosting an information seminar. Hear from Food entrepreneurs who will share their experiences. Date: 04/03/2020 Time: 10.45 am - 1.00pm Venue: Springhill Court Hotel, Waterford Road, Kilkenny. Book Now! Tea/Coffee & Scones served on arrival. Chairperson:  Matt O’Keefe, Journalist 11.15...
The Department of Science at WIT is looking forward to the Science Careers Day, to be held at the WIT Arena on Friday, 28 February 2020. As was done last year, we will bring the "lab" and "land" sides of the house together to make one big event, enabling employers to meet final-year students from our full portfolio of science programmes, including: Agriculture Agricultural Science Food Science Applied Biology Molecular...
Generally, the amount of pay you receive for working is a matter for agreement between you and your employer. These negotiations normally occur when you receive an offer of a job. However, most employees are entitled to a minimum wage under the National Minimum Wage Act 2000. Sub-minimum rates apply to some people, such as those aged under 18 (See the ‘Rates’ section below). There are other minimum rates of pay...
Ireland’s recovering horticulture sector is facing a problem it hasn’t had to deal with for over a decade: a hiring shortage. Joseph Blair of Horticulture.Jobs provides some context and shares some salient advice to frustrated employers Advertising for jobs has increased by 400% in the last 12 months. Applicants for each role have decreased by 50% across all sub-sectors. The writing is on the wall, we have an issue...
Introduction Rules Calculating annual leave How to apply Where to apply Introduction Your entitlement to annual leave or holidays from work is set out in legislation and in your contract of employment. Legislation gives various entitlements to leave from work. These include annual leave,  public holidays ,  maternity leave ,  paternity leave ,  adoptive leave ,  carer's leave...
Employment permits Coming to Ireland - tax and social insurance Important information for those coming to work in Ireland about tax issues of residence, domicile, double taxation, income earned prior to moving, and temporary employment in Ireland. Coming from the EU/EEA to work Details the rights of EU/EEA nationals to come to Ireland to work, and covers rights while working. In addition deals with the entitlements of Irish...
Introduction Rules How to apply Where to apply Introduction The  Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996  is designed to protect the health of young workers and ensure that work carried out during school years does not put young people's education at risk. The Act sets minimum age limits for employment, rest intervals and maximum working hours and prohibits the employment of anyone under 18 on...