Irish Employment Law Update - Issue 22

The latest issue of our Irish Employment Law Update is now live for online subscribers. Written by Tara Murphy BL, this update contains case notes and commentary on a wide range of employment law-related issues. An excerpt from the section on new legislation reads:

'The Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (Number 35 of 2019) was enacted on 24th October 2019. Amongst other matters, the Act provides that:

  • An employee who is a relevant parent is entitled to 2 weeks’ "parent’s leave" to enable him or her to provide, or assist in the provision of, care to his or her child.
  • In the case of a child who is adopted, the leave must in general end not later than 1 year from the day of placement and, in every other case, the leave must end not later than the day on which the child attains the age of 1 year.
  • Parents who take parent’s leave are entitled to a social welfare payment known as "parent’s benefit".'



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