Changes Emanating from Workplace Relations Act Outlined at Shannon Chamber Seminar

Adare HRM’s director, HR Consulting Michael Lee and HR & Employment Law Consultant, Tom McDonagh pictured with Shannon Chamber chief executive, Helen Downes. Photo: Eamon Ward.


Updates on amendments to existing employment legislation and planned changes, time expended on driving to work, and annual leave accrued whilst on sick leave, were the main topics of discussion at a recent human resources breakfast briefing, organised by Shannon Chamber in association with Adare HRM.


Attendees were brought up to date on the formation of the Workplace Relations Commission, effective 1 October 2015, and the resultant emphasis on early, informal resolution of disputes, and resulting in one route and time limit for all appeals.


Adare HRM’s director of HR Consulting, Michael Lee and HR & Employment Law consultant, Tom McDonagh, spoke of a future defined by increased workplace stress; a need to address personal injury claims; changes in the contractual retirement age; staff retention issues; data protection requests and protective disclosures.


“Human resources’ managers need to be aware of and competent to deal with the ever-changing environment affecting employment at the workplace and what to look out for as these developments emerge.”


Details of the new entitlement to accrue annual leave during sick leave can be accessed via the link below: