HR December 2020 update

Since recording these videos there have been a number of changes to the Government and Revenue guidelines in relation to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP), the TWSS/EWSS and redundancies. Therefore some of the dates and amounts referenced in these videos have since been changed. Please watch the following video first to get the most up-to-date information.

For the latest information on the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS), Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP), an employee’s right to request redundancy and the minimum wage, please check

Fáilte Ireland recently hosted a two-part HR webinar on ‘Impending HR Challenges’ with our HR Expert Caroline McEnery of the HR Suite.

In part one, the webinar included a detailed look at the recently introduced Employer Wage Support Scheme (EWSS) and the implications of this on HR policies and payroll. In part two, the webinar considered how business restructuring and demand forecasting is likely to impact on the HR planning and employment contract needs for tourism and hospitality businesses in off season.

Both webinars include scenario planning and address a range of live industry questions on areas including temporary and long term HR Restructuring to ensure you have the necessary information and guidance to manage these critical HR challenges for your business in a timely manner.

View the webinar recordings and find supporting PowerPoint slide decks available to download as well as the supporting FAQ document for your reference below:

Webinar 1 topics and timings: Impending HR challenges – Policies, plans and payroll

  • HR policy updates required on foot of revised government safety protocols.
  • Managing staff travel guidelines, staff absences, vulnerable employees and those who remain on layoff.
  • A detailed look at changes to employment support schemes and the implications for payroll.

Topics and Timings:

00:01 Introduction

05:42 Brief government update

07:54 The EWSS

18:44 Lay off

23:23 Absence Management

27:46 Travel

35:20 Wellbeing Reminder

37:23 Suspension of Right to Request Redundancy

39:58 Key Dates

42:57 Q&A

Webinar 2 topics and timings: HR Planning and Restructuring for the Off Season

  • Implementing revised HR strategy in line with new business demand strategy and employment support.
  • Addressing the HR implications of business restructuring and demand forecasting.
  • Scenario planning/HR restructuring considerations for your businesses.

Topics and Timings:

00:01 Introduction & updates from Revenue

06:21 Business restructuring pre-planning

09:50 Temporary restructuring

14:13 Changes to employee contracts

23:36 Alternative staffing options (including short-time)

25:28 Long-term restructuring

26:16 Lay off

34:00 Redundancy – general

37:38 Redundancy requested by employee

38:55 Redundancy required by the business

41:06 Collective redundancy

49:57 Other considerations – Ex Gratia

50:54 Q&A

55:02 Checklist – What to do now

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