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The National Public Health Emergency Team met today and is recommending that some larger retailers be allowed open next week as long as they have entrances onto the street. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The opening of larger retail stores is to be brought forward and will see some bigger shops open from next Monday. The National Public Health Emergen(...)

Physical distancing is a key aspect of the Government’s plans for people to get back to work. File photograph: Getty

I’m going back to work on Monday but how will I know what I should and shouldn’t be doing? Well that’s up to your employer. From the outset, the Gov(...)

Employees must feel safe going back to work and consumers will only start returning to shopping and eating out when they feel any risk is small. Photograph: iStock

The Government is considering a gradual lockdown exit strategy after May 5th – as yet the details are unclear. But what will life be like for employee(...)

‘We have been seeing empty restaurants for the past while. The tourism and hospitality sector is coming into a very important period for revenue and cash flow and they are losing out on that’

Employers across the State are busy implementing contingency plans as they seek to contend with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. “The reality is t(...)

The sad truth is that, in the Irish jobs market, our boys will get paid more per hour than our girls. Photograph: iStock

“Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’,” goes Dolly Parton’s anthem. What a way indeed, especially if you are a woman. When it comes to pay, pro(...)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has indicated that where a diagnosis of coronavirus occurs normal arrangements concerning sick absence should apply. Photograph: Getty

Nurses and midwives will be paid if compelled to stay away from work and self-isolate as a precaution due to coronavirus, their trade union has said. (...)

Some 19% of companies intend to increase ‘parents’ leave’, says Ibec. Photograph: iStock

More than three quarters of companies plan to increase basic pay next year, the employers’ group Ibec has said. It said the companies concerned were (...)

Parental leave take-up rates among fathers  in Ireland have been put as low as 10-20 per cent.

Back in the 1980s, women who wanted to maintain their careers while raising their family had to contend with just 14 weeks of maternity leave – and th(...)

Davos: the World Economic Forum opens on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Monday Indicators: German consumer confidence (Feb), PPI (Dec); US imports and exports (Nov), construction spending (Nov), factory orders (Nov). Tue(...)

Ictu said that advances in technology meant many workers are now exposed to longer working time by being reachable outside of office hours. File photograph: Getty Images

Advances in smartphone technology mean that many people are being exposed to longer working hours as they are more easily reachable after leaving the (...)

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