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#Employees

# employees - Friday 15 January, 2021

New law will give employees the right to request remote working
# Right To Disconnect
# Right To Disconnect

New law will give employees the right to request remote working

Jan 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 56,707 Views 52 Comments

This year a legally admissible code of practice on the right to disconnect from work – covering phone calls, emails and switch-off time – will be introduced.

# employees - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Opinion: Covid-19 vaccine rollout may present future challenges for employers

Jan 14th 2021, 7:00 AM 83,530 Views 59 Comments

As vaccinations continue, employers need to consider the rights of employees when looking at the health of their teams and any return to the workplace writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# employees - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Opinion: Remote working is here to stay, so let's approach it properly and get the balance right
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Opinion: Remote working is here to stay, so let's approach it properly and get the balance right

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:00 AM 19,854 Views 21 Comments

Arlene Vithaldas, head of the UCC Academy says it’s time to unwind our old-world view of a workplace that includes a long commute to expensive offices.

# employees - Friday 3 April, 2020

'Anomalies have arisen': Donohoe admits 'gap' in wage subsidy scheme for low paid workers
# Wages
# Wages

'Anomalies have arisen': Donohoe admits 'gap' in wage subsidy scheme for low paid workers

Apr 3rd 2020, 5:38 PM 65,674 Views 49 Comments

Sinn Féin says workers are being penalised in some cases.

# employees - Friday 28 February, 2020

Confusion over pay entitlements among both employers and employees if staff present with Covid-19
# HR
# HR

Confusion over pay entitlements among both employers and employees if staff present with Covid-19

Feb 28th 2020, 6:00 AM 43,845 Views 26 Comments

Businesses are being encouraged to develop contingency plans if a number of people from their workplace fall sick in the coming days and weeks.

# employees - Friday 18 October, 2019

Channel 4 launches new policy to support workers experiencing menopause
# Working Conditions
# Working Conditions

Channel 4 launches new policy to support workers experiencing menopause

Oct 18th 2019, 4:13 PM 8,205 Views 6 Comments

New flexible working arrangements and menopause awareness briefings for management are to be introduced.

# employees - Monday 5 November, 2018

More than 51,000 fathers have taken paternity leave since September 2016
# Paternity Leave
# Paternity Leave

More than 51,000 fathers have taken paternity leave since September 2016

Nov 5th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,205 Views 31 Comments

51,409 fathers have been awarded leave since the scheme began.

# employees - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

Aug 1st 2018, 12:55 PM 29,567 Views 64 Comments

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

# employees - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Government to block proposals to close all places of work during Status Red weather alerts
# Shut Up Shop
# Shut Up Shop

Government to block proposals to close all places of work during Status Red weather alerts

Apr 18th 2018, 7:30 AM 33,644 Views 41 Comments

During Storm Ophelia last year, there was confusion as to whether all businesses should close, and if people should go to work or remain at home.

# employees - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Poll: Should businesses have to close for the duration of red weather alerts?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should businesses have to close for the duration of red weather alerts?

Mar 3rd 2018, 10:14 AM 29,124 Views 69 Comments

It’s been a confusing few days for employees.

# employees - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Claims about bogus self-employment in construction 'grossly exaggerated'
# Building
# Building

Claims about bogus self-employment in construction 'grossly exaggerated'

Jan 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 16,406 Views 12 Comments

The construction industry’s representative body did acknowledge a reluctance in contractors to directly employ workers and said the government needs to make this more attractive.

# employees - Monday 4 December, 2017

'This should not be tolerated': ICTU says more of us are working precariously in Ireland
# Instability
# Instability

'This should not be tolerated': ICTU says more of us are working precariously in Ireland

Dec 4th 2017, 9:34 AM 9,893 Views 17 Comments

Last year, 7% of the Republic of Ireland workforce was working in temporary unemployment.

# employees - Friday 1 December, 2017

The future of work: How these Irish workplaces are ending the era of the boss
# Future Of Work
# Future Of Work

The future of work: How these Irish workplaces are ending the era of the boss

Dec 1st 2017, 3:13 PM 7,520 Views 3 Comments

We spoke to the forward-looking companies breaking down traditional hierarchies.

# employees - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far
# Newborns
# Newborns

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

Nov 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 12,904 Views 47 Comments

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

# employees - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

One in four Irish employers experienced a workplace dispute last year
# Research
# Research

One in four Irish employers experienced a workplace dispute last year

Oct 17th 2017, 3:02 PM 8,950 Views 5 Comments

Disciplinary issues account for the single greatest cause of disputes at 37%.

# employees - Monday 4 September, 2017

McDonald's staff hold first-ever UK strike over pay and working conditions
# Zero Hours Contract
# Zero Hours Contract

McDonald's staff hold first-ever UK strike over pay and working conditions

Sep 4th 2017, 2:18 PM 15,447 Views 88 Comments

Around 40 workers gathered outside two restaurants, before attending a protest outside parliament.

# employees - Monday 7 August, 2017

UK to release its key Brexit policy papers 'in a few weeks'
# Planning Ahead
# Planning Ahead

UK to release its key Brexit policy papers 'in a few weeks'

Aug 7th 2017, 5:48 PM 11,391 Views 37 Comments

Meanwhile, just 3% of Irish exporters have a Brexit plan in place, according to a new survey.

# employees - Thursday 27 April, 2017

One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less

Apr 27th 2017, 6:10 AM 13,322 Views 61 Comments

A release from the CSO suggests that just over 10% of Irish workers are earning €9.25 an hour or less.

# employees - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Clerys workers heckle and criticise director of property firm at High Court
# Under The Clock
# Under The Clock

Clerys workers heckle and criticise director of property firm at High Court

Jul 12th 2016, 10:21 PM 19,775 Views 0 Comments

The High Court today heard about a pack containing employee’s details that led to the inspection of D2 Private Ltd.

# employees - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Irish firms may be forced to reveal pay gaps between male and female employees
# Uncovered
# Uncovered

Irish firms may be forced to reveal pay gaps between male and female employees

May 15th 2016, 8:45 AM 12,094 Views 36 Comments

It’s part of a commitment in the programme for government to fight wage inequality.

# employees - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Luas workers set to enter two days of meetings at Liberty Hall with union bosses
# Summing Up
# Summing Up

Luas workers set to enter two days of meetings at Liberty Hall with union bosses

Apr 20th 2016, 10:09 AM 11,571 Views 127 Comments

Employees will be briefed on the state of talks with company Transdev.

# employees - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Do you really need your bosses to prove how much they love you?
# Christmas Bonus
# Christmas Bonus

Do you really need your bosses to prove how much they love you?

Dec 20th 2015, 8:45 AM 627 Views 41 Comments

There’s a problem with work relationships. We nurture them and expect them to be like our personal ones. But they’re not and can never be, writes Karen Frampton.

# employees - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Xtra-vision to close 28 stores after Christmas
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Xtra-vision to close 28 stores after Christmas

Nov 21st 2015, 2:41 PM 42,979 Views 100 Comments

It’s understood that the decline in DVD rental is causing the closures.

# employees - Friday 20 November, 2015

Another Irish Water row: Workers may go on strike over job cuts
# Pulling The Plug
# Pulling The Plug

Another Irish Water row: Workers may go on strike over job cuts

Nov 20th 2015, 3:18 PM 15,171 Views 76 Comments

Workers are concerned about the planned reduction of frontline staff numbers.

# employees - Friday 11 September, 2015

Workers set to be paid for travel to and from work after major ruling
# Serious Change
# Serious Change

Workers set to be paid for travel to and from work after major ruling

Sep 11th 2015, 10:08 AM 73,272 Views 44 Comments

This will impact on employees without a fixed place of work.

# employees - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Here's how much you could earn working for Facebook
# Like
# Like

Here's how much you could earn working for Facebook

Aug 30th 2015, 3:00 PM 47,110 Views 32 Comments

The social networking behemoth isn’t too shabby a place to ply your trade.

# employees - Monday 17 August, 2015

Amazon's boss hits back at claims it's a 'soulless, dystopian workplace'
# Slammed
# Slammed

Amazon's boss hits back at claims it's a 'soulless, dystopian workplace'

Aug 17th 2015, 12:30 PM 14,953 Views 30 Comments

A report claimed that Amazon’s employees are pushed hard and work long hours so they wouldn’t be seen as a “major weakness”.

# employees - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Should Irish bosses be doing more to keep workers healthy?
# Working Lunch
# Working Lunch

Should Irish bosses be doing more to keep workers healthy?

Jul 21st 2015, 9:40 PM 14,489 Views 26 Comments

New research has also found that only a quarter of employees get away from their desks during lunch time.

# employees - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Do you hang out with co-workers outside work? Irish people do it much more than most
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

Do you hang out with co-workers outside work? Irish people do it much more than most

Jun 30th 2015, 6:08 AM 22,287 Views 23 Comments

They’re unsure whether it’s worthwhile though

# employees - Thursday 18 June, 2015

From 1997 to 2015: Comparing a pre-Celtic Tiger liquidation to recession company busts
# Immoral Activity
# Immoral Activity

From 1997 to 2015: Comparing a pre-Celtic Tiger liquidation to recession company busts

Jun 18th 2015, 8:00 AM 17,041 Views 22 Comments

The sale of Clerys with the loss of almost 500 jobs last week serves as an uncomfortable reminder of just how vulnerable workers are when a company ceases to exist.

# employees - Monday 15 June, 2015

'Treat them with the respect they deserve': Siptu to hold rally in support of Clerys workers
# Locked Out
# Locked Out

'Treat them with the respect they deserve': Siptu to hold rally in support of Clerys workers

Jun 15th 2015, 1:30 PM 8,922 Views 76 Comments

Government ministers say they will do everything in their power to support the 460 former employees of the store.

# employees - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough
# Nice Try
# Nice Try

Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough

May 12th 2015, 4:56 PM 13,951 Views 46 Comments

The big sticking point is the fact that three quarters of staff are on part-time flexible contracts.

# employees - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Students protest after 16 English language colleges close in just one year
# Out In The Cold
# Out In The Cold

Students protest after 16 English language colleges close in just one year

May 5th 2015, 9:43 PM 15,292 Views 40 Comments

The latest one is in Galway.

# employees - Friday 17 April, 2015

"If you were loyal to the company, your pregnancy would not be an issue”
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

"If you were loyal to the company, your pregnancy would not be an issue”

Apr 17th 2015, 5:35 PM 27,084 Views 52 Comments

Agnieszka Sobczyk has been awarded €10,000 in compensation after being fired.

# employees - Thursday 2 April, 2015

'Everyone needs to get behind Dunnes workers, in the name of common decency'
# Strike
# Strike

'Everyone needs to get behind Dunnes workers, in the name of common decency'

Apr 2nd 2015, 11:15 PM 35,174 Views 122 Comments

Thousands of Dunnes Stores employees are out on strike today.

# employees - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here's how...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Need to attract the brightest talent to your company? Here's how...

Feb 21st 2015, 7:30 PM 242 Views 7 Comments

The competition for top talent is red hot now – here’s how to make sure you get the candidates that will make your company succeed.

# employees - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

'Bosses need to be treated equally to - if not better than - employees'
# Self-employed
# Self-employed

'Bosses need to be treated equally to - if not better than - employees'

Jan 20th 2015, 10:01 AM 14,622 Views 26 Comments

The Small Firms Association wants an end to ‘discrimination’ against the self-employed.

# employees - Friday 12 December, 2014

Denis O'Brien-owned Topaz to take control of 38 Esso stations
# Buy-out
# Buy-out

Denis O'Brien-owned Topaz to take control of 38 Esso stations

Dec 12th 2014, 6:06 PM 20,365 Views 173 Comments

The acquisition will see staff at the Esso stations remain in their positions.

# employees - Friday 31 October, 2014

The 9-to-5 working day is an endangered species
# Overworked
# Overworked

The 9-to-5 working day is an endangered species

Oct 31st 2014, 7:00 AM 13,917 Views 36 Comments

“The days of turning up in the office at 9am and walking out the door at 5pm are long gone “

# employees - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

9 companies with unreal employee perks you'll be totally jealous of
# The Perks
From The Daily Edge
# The Perks

9 companies with unreal employee perks you'll be totally jealous of

Oct 15th 2014, 9:31 PM 97,554 Views 85 Comments

Well we get coffee…

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