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Employment Issues

This Event provides information on various aspects of employing staff, from recruitment through to termination. Other topics covered include Employment and Disability, Rights and Contracts, Health and Safety, Taxation and Labour Relations.



  • Recruitment
    This section provides information on the incentives and support offered to business by various Government bodies to assist with recruitment.


  • Skills Development
    This section provides a guide to the skills development services provided by various State bodies. Topics covered range from Apprenticeships and Training Schemes to Human Resources Development.


  • Employment Rights and Contracts
    This section provides an overview of the various procedures to be followed throughout the employment relationship. The topics covered range from Terms and Conditions of Employment, Working Hours, Minimum Wage, and Leave Entitlements, to Anti-Harassment and Data Protection.


  • Employment Taxation
    This section provides information on employment and taxation, including registering for tax, the Pay-Related Social Insurance (PRSI) system, and the treatment of employed and self-employed taxpayers.


  • Pension schemes and Share schemes
    Pension schemes and Share schemes are discussed in this section, with details of their operation and benefits.


  • Labour Relations
    This section covers a number of Irish industrial relations issues. These include dispute reconciliation, Labour Relations services as well as the various labour agreements entered into by Unions and Government.


  • Health and Safety and the Workplace
    This section provides an overview of workplace Health and Safety issues. Topics covered include preparing Safety Statements and conducting risk assessments, as well as an overview of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.


  • Termination and Redundancy
    The various ways in which the employment contract can come to an end are presented in this section. Areas covered include redundancy, dismissal, insolvency as well as the Transfer of Undertakings.


  • Work Permits and Visas
    This section provides information on the Work Permit scheme, the Working Visa and Work Authorisation scheme, as well as on Business Permission.


  • Employment and Disability - An Overview
    This section covers the range of employment supports and grants in Ireland aimed at assisting employers gain and retain employees with a disability.


  • Action in the Workplace
    This section contains information on actions that can be taken to enhance accessibility and opportunities for people with disabilities in the workplace and is intended to facilitate learning by highlighting good practice.


  • Making the Workplace Accessible
    The workplace can often be made accessible with minimum effort and expense. Everyday activities can sometimes be difficult for people with disabilities. However, by making adjustments, we can create a barrier-free environment that will allow everyone to take advantage of facilities. Listed in this section are some of the adjustments that can be made for easy access to, and within, the workplace.


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