Forthcoming HR & Employment Law Webinars

Forthcoming HR & Employment Law Webinars

Legal Island has a number of free Irish employment law and HR webinars planned throughout 2021.

Registration is free, and the list of upcoming webinars (along with links to the registration page) is below.


New Statutory Sick Pay Scheme & Its Implications for Absence Management

Thursday 8 July 2021 (10.00am - 10.45am) with The HR Suite

The government has committed to bringing statutory sick pay into legislation by the end of 2021. This will be a major change for Irish employers in terms of costs and absence management.  The governments statutory sick pay scheme is due to be phased in over a 4-year period. It is hoped to begin with 3 paid sick days per year for each employee starting in 2022, rising to 5 days in 2023 and 7 days in 2024. It is hoped that employers will cover the cost of 10 sick days per year by 2025. The government are intended to introduce a phased approach to allow employers to prepare and adjust for the scheme and its associated costs. 

During this webinar, Caroline Reidy, Managing Director of The HR Suite and HR and Employment Law Expert, will discuss this new introduction and there will be the opportunity for questions to be answered.

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An Audience with RDJ - July 2021

Thursday 29 July 2021 (11.00 - 11.45am) with Michelle Ryan

In this brand new bi-monthly feature from Legal Island and Ronan Daly Jermyn, Scott Alexander, Head of Learning and Development, will discuss key employment law developments with the Partners in RDJ’s Employment Team, including the effervescent Jennifer Cashman and her equally lively colleagues David McCarroll, Deirdre Malone, Antoinette Vahey and Michelle Ryan.  

During this webinar Scott Alexander will be joined by Michelle Ryan, Senior Associate at RDJ.

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"Just to say that the webinar earlier this week was excellent. I was able to use the information immediately! Looking forward to next week's already! Keep up the great work! "
Bernadette Kinsella, Assistant General Secretary, JMB

"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

"Time well spent, [I liked the] speedy pace and variety of topics covered."
Barbara Dempsey, Barnardos

"Quick, informative and easy!"
Sinead Cockram, Swissport Dublin



  • Caroline Reidy (McEnery)
    Caroline Reidy (McEnery) Managing Director
    The HR Suite

    Caroline Reidy (McEnery) is Managing Director of The HR Suite and HR and an Employment Law Expert. Caroline is a former member on the Low Pay Commission and is also an Adjudication Officer in the Workplace Relations Commission.

    She has also completed a Masters in Human Resources in the University of Limerick, she is CIPD accredited as well as being a trained mediator. Caroline had worked across various areas of HR for over 20 years in Kerry Group and in the retail and hospitality sector where she was the Operations and HR Director of the Garvey Group prior to setting up the HR Suite in 2009. 

  • Michelle Ryan
    Michelle Ryan Associate Solicitor
    Ronan Daly Jermyn

    Michelle is an associate solicitor within the Firm’s employment department and has wide ranging experience advising on all aspects of employment law. Michelle also has built specialist expertise in Data Protection and Privacy issues and is a member of the Firm’s Cyber and Data Protection Team.

    Michelle's daily work involves providing strategic HR and employment law advice and support to her clients in the technology, pharmaceutical, charity/not for profit, healthcare and hospitality sectors, on issues including drafting contracts and policies and procedures; termination of employment, including redundancies; the conduct of internal investigations; performance management; transfer of undertakings; equality; work permits and intra-company transfers; issues associated with contingent workers; whistleblowing issues; organisation of working time; industrial relations; protective leave; severance agreements; sexual harassment and bullying and harassment. 

Event details


30-60 minutes


08 July 2021


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