Annual Review of Employment Law 2017 - Red Cow

Annual Review of Employment Law 2017 - Red Cow

2017 has been another busy year for HR and employment law developments. Get ready for more rules on mandatory retirement and casualization of employment. If you’re not already prepared, you must now get your organisation GDPR-proofed: the EU General Data Protection Regulation and 20m fines are on the way for data breaches from May 2018.

October 2015 saw the WRC come into operation: we have trends from 2016/17and what their areas of focus will be in 2018. We also have the latest advice on flexible working and the gig economy, and what Workplace Adjudicators expect from you at hearings.

But we don’t just cover the latest legislative and practical developments – we will also analyse Irish employment case law on issues as wide as the closed shop, part-time working, religious symbols in the workplace, right of representation, reduction/deductions from wages and much more. Nor do we stop at employment law developments alone: we also have sessions on key issues currently concerning HR and legal practitioners, such as best practice in handling bullying, framing disciplinary investigations, making reasonable accommodations in performance cases and handling employees who go off sick to avoid disciplinary action and other awkward situations – and much more besides – all in one day.

Time constraints and a lack of resources can stop you identifying key information you need to effectively update policies, procedures and working practices. Wouldn’t it be easier if expert lawyers explained ALL of the legislative and case law updates to you in one day? Let us save you and your organisation time, money and stress by providing you with detailed updates on the Irish employment law developments you need to know.

All sessions include extensive notes and/or template documents for use back in the office.

These experts give you the latest information, practical tips and effective solutions to make your life easier, and prepare your organisation for the year ahead.

We will, of course, bring you the latest updates as they happen in November. We’re still working on the programme but, at the time of writing, topics this year are expected to include:

  • Irish Employment Case Law Review 2017 and Key Next Steps
  • A Solicitor’s Guide to Drafting Disciplinary Allegations
  • A Practitioner's Guide to WRC Hearings & Inspections.
  • Review of the Year with Jennifer Cashman, Partner, Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • A Solicitor’s Guide to Contractual Flexibility and the Gig Economy
  • A Solicitor’s Guide to Reasonable Accommodation and Performance
  • Is your organisation GDPR-fit?
  • How to Avoid the Case from Hell: Handling Difficult Situations and Off-the-Record Conversations
  • A Solicitor’s Guide to Handling the Long-Distance Runner
  • Guide to Creating the Ultimate Reward Package
  • A Practitioner’s Guide to WRC Hearings & Inspections
  • Employment Trends and What to Expect in 2018
  • Creating a Truly Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

After attending you will better be able to:

  • Minimise your organisation’s risk of litigation.
  • Understand how the relevant new cases from Ireland and Europe impact on your workplace.
  • Prepare for the year ahead.
  • Update your policies for key areas in your organisation – key action points will be sent to you via email.
  • Refer to all important legislative and case law changes which are relevant to your workplace, with an extensive folder of notes.

When and Where?
9.15am – 4.30pm on Thursday 2nd November 2017
Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin


Standard Rate: €650
Charity/Small Company* Rate: €495

Save an additional €20 if you book and pay online

*All organisations with fewer than 50 employees or charities qualify for our Charity/Small company rate. The number of employees includes all branches, subsidiary/parent companies, boards, trusts and federated organisations.

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9.15am – 4.30pm


02 November 2017


Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin


Standard Rate: €650
Charity/Small Company* Rate: €495

Save an additional €20 if you book and pay online

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