Forthcoming HR & Employment Law Webinars
Legal-Island has a number of free employment law and HR webinars planned throughout 2018, in association with the National College of Ireland.
Registration is free, and the list of upcoming webinars (along with links to the registration page) is below.
Jennifer Cashman's Annual Review of Employment Law
11:00 - 11:45 on Thursday 24th January 2019
Jennifer Cashman, Partner, Ronan Daly Jermyn is our keynote speaker at the Legal Island annual reviews of employment law. In order to help delegates maximise their return on investment she will be covering key points and answering questions live on 24th January from 11.00-11.45.
Jennifer will focus on three key areas of employment law developments:
- Due process in discipline grievance procedures, including an update on the cases of Lyons and McKelvey. Few issues have caused as much grief this year as the right of employees (established under the case of Lyons) to have legal representatives with them during disciplinary processes, including investigations. That matter has been restricted recently by the Court of Appeal in McKelvey. However, where are we now in relation to the right of the accused employee to cross-examine witnesses?
- Retirement Developments. Objectively justifying forced retirements and the introduction of auto enrolment of employees into pension schemes are set to dominate the employment landscape over the next few years. Jennifer sets out the legal developments.
- Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill. This Bill was described by Minister Regina Doherty TD as "one of the most significant pieces of employment legislation in a generation." Jennifer explains the pitfalls and actions you can take now to ameliorate the impact and likelihood of fines for non-compliance.
Join Jennifer Cashman at 11.00 am on Thursday 24th January. Listen to her summarise the law, advise on remedial actions and ask her questions live.
Ailbhe Dennehy's Case Law Review
14:15 - 15:00 on Thursday 24th January 2019
Ailbhe Dennehy, Associate, A&L Goodbody, was a massive hit at our annual reviews of employment law. In this session, Ailbhe revises what she considers to be the top employment cases of the last year (including any post-November 2018) and sets out learning points and takeaway actions to put into practice.
Cases covered in this session include:
- Dunboyne Castle v Ribiero; Castle Durrow v Young; A Banker v A Bank – whether an employer's decision to dismiss is within the range of reasonable responses and the importance of impartiality and independence at the investigative stage;
- Hurley v An Post and McCarthy v ISS Ireland – an update on workplace bullying case-law before the High Court and Court of Appeal;
- O'Hara v Kepak – to what extent are employers liable for employees exceeding the maximum weekly working hours by logging in to the digital workplace before and after hours?
- Nano Nagle v Daly – following the Court of Appeal decision in February 2018, what's the current position on the extent of employers to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities?
Join Ailbhe at 2.15 – 3.00 pm on 24th January. Listen to her set out the factual background, what the relevant court decided and what this means from a practical perspective for employers. You may also ask questions live.
Please note that all webinar recordings (with accompanying transcriptions) are available in our Webinar Recordings section.
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"It was very practical, informative and the interactive nature was great."
Maryrose Dillon, UCC Academy DAC
"I liked the structure, there were concise overviews of a few different topics so it was easy to remain engaged and interested. "
Anna Purcell, Purcell & Kennedy
"Great speaker, answered questions clearly and simplified the subject matter so it was easily digestible in a 45 minute session"
Ciara Carty, Nursing Homes Ireland
"[I liked] the way information was explained so simply and effectively."
Shaunagh Dunican, RBK
"Covered very relevant topics for HR professionals."
Anita Boyle, Enterprise System Partner Limited
"Time well spent, [I liked the] speedy pace and variety of topics covered."
Barbara Dempsey, Barnardos
"Quick, informative and easy!"
Sinead Cockram, Swissport Dublin