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Employment Law Ireland

Gain an understanding of Irish employment law in practice and acquire the knowledge and confidence to deal effectively with HR issues in Ireland

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Price: £495 + VAT    
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*** Important Updates****

Please note that the 2021 courses will be delivered virtually. Contact us on 020 7549 2549 or email for more information and to book. Price: £495+VAT | €595 +VAT | $595 +VAT

This one-day workshop takes a comparative approach to Irish employment law, demonstrating at every stage the key differences in Irish employment law that overseas businesses should be aware of.

If your organisation is, or is likely to be, involved with the employment of staff in the Republic of Ireland then you need to ensure that you have an appreciation of key local Irish labour laws, as well as reliable information on employment conditions, policies and procedures.

  • Comprehensive overview of employment law in Ireland - a comparative approach
  • Take away a working knowledge of Irish employment law and its practical application to real life scenarios
  • Learn how to handle HR issues in Ireland successfully
  • Be better equipped to advise colleagues on Irish employment law

Registration and coffee


Introduction and overview


Recruiting in Ireland

  • Equality issues
  • Pre-employment checks
  • Authorisation to work in Ireland

Terms and conditions of employment

  • Minimum wage
  • Working hours
  • Annual leave and public holidays
  • Pensions
Participants will have the opportunity to apply the law covered in practice using case studies.



Employment contracts

  • Part-Time Workers
  • Fixed-Term Workers
  •  Agency Workers

Leave entitlements


Workplace policies





  • Unfair dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Employee injunctions
  • Severance/compromise Agreements

Case study work




Corporate events and employee relations issues

  • TUPE
  • Information and Consultation
  • Industrial relations

Questions and answers


End of seminar

Louise Harrison Louise Harrison

Louise Harrison

I am a solicitor in William Fry’s Employment department. I joined William Fry in 2005 as a Trainee Solicitor. 

I specialise in employment law.  I advise domestic and international companies on employment law issues including: employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions, employment contracts, workplace policies and procedures, statutory rights and obligations, dismissals, disciplinary processes, redundancies (including the management of collective redundancies), employee information and consultation, the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations in outsourcings and business sales, consultancy contracts and post-termination restrictions.

HR directors, HR managers, employment law advisers, employee relations professionals. Anyone who has, or expects to have, responsibility for overseas staff in Ireland

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Special offers

Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

Technology is bringing about seismic shifts in how we communicate on both a personal and business level. This is particularly evident in how learning is consumed and JSB is committed to delivering its L&D services in a way that optimises all appropriate technology.

In each case participants receive a documentation pack which includes any presentation material alongside a supporting narrative giving useful background information.

Choose the right approach for you:

Face-to-face attendance

The most valuable form of learning delivery continues to be the face-to-face classroom-based event. Engaging with expert speakers and fellow participants in relaxed two-way discussion in a distraction-free environment offers a valuable and practical learning experience.

All JSB programmes take place in top venues in central London and participants report that they greatly value the opportunities that these events provide for learning and networking.

Virtual classroom participation

We frequently welcome participants from overseas to our London events. However, we recognise that HR professionals who are responsible for managing workforces in these countries will not always be able to make the financial and time investment necessary to attend JSB events when they run in London. You will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speaker throughout the event and will get access to the slides and documentation in exactly the same way as those in the room. All you need is a standard domestic broadband connection.

On demand access

Should you find that you can’t wait until the next event on your chosen topic, you can access a full recording of a recent live event. Again, full slides and documentation will be provided. This is an option for those who cannot attend an event on a particular day. Moreover if the learning is to be of practical value it is often the case that even those who participated on the day welcome the opportunity of accessing the material in the weeks and months following the event. It’s a great way to share content with colleagues too.

What next?

Go to our booking form and when you select the event you wish to book on, simply choose the option that best suits you. If you are interested in the on demand access, please get in touch to find out more.

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