Employment Law

Start date: 25 June 2019

Duration: 1 Day

Location: Creative Spark, Dundalk

Certificate: N/A

Cost: €119 (€149 for Non Chamber / Skillnet Members)

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This practical and interactive workshop is designed to provide a user friendly and focused step through all aspects of employment legislation from entry through to the termination of the employment contract.

The approach will be to bring participants through each phase of an employee’s career and apply the relevant legislation pertinent to that phase whilst also providing references to all aspects of employment legislation.

The workshop will be delivered by a qualified Workplace Adjudicator or experienced HR Practitioner in all aspects of employment legislation and will study successful cases within the Workplace Relations Commission in depth.

The workshop will focus on real life cases, the specific needs of the participants, and will have a practical focus. A detailed resource guide and ready reckoner of employment legislation will be provided to participants related to best practice policy and procedures.

The facilitator for this programme will also be available to take calls form the participants after the training at no extra cost.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have a full understanding of the relevant aspects of employment law and how it applies to the employment relationship.

Participants will be familiar with the key elements of the various pieces of employment legislation and the relevant statutory instruments.

Appreciation of the importance of developing and adhering to employment policies and procedures

Know where to go and how to deal with employment law issues.

Who Is This Course For?

This workshop is suitable for managers, HR practitioners, and employers to gain an understanding on how to manage situations and address the pitfalls that may exist in your organisation.


Overview of employment law rights and understanding the employment legislation including recent developments under the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018

Recruitment and selection obligations

Contracts of employment including changes to contracts and payment of wages legislation

Induction obligations and role of staff handbooks and HR policies and procedures including relevant statutory instruments

Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

Data protection and record management obligations

Social media requirements

Training and development obligations

Trade union rights and representations including consultation and relevant Industrial Relations Acts

Atypical work arrangements

Employee’s legal entitlements- including leave arrangements, maternity and paternity

Time and attendance issues including Organisation of working time obligations, sick leave and absenteeism management, maternity and parental leave and other leave entitlements

Performance management

Disciplinary issues including bullying and harassment

Health and safety obligations

Termination of employment including unfair dismissal legislation and redundancy

TUPE regulations

Workplace Relations Commission and relevant legislation.

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