Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

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About this Conference

The last 2 years has seen a significant shift in the way we work, with employers required to adapt to the new and different ways of working. This has come with many new issues in employment law with new changes on sick leave, the introduction of a statutory Right to Request Remote Work, and imminent changes to equality legislation. This conference will explore all these issues, as well as important HR considerations such as disciplinary action, gender pay gap reporting, developing organisational and personal resilience, The Transparency at Work Directive, the 4-day week -Key considerations for employers and the topic of menopause in the workplace.

This Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.

A word from our conference chairperson


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Sharon Vize, Group HR Director, Cpl Resources

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

  • Irish context and background
  • 2022+reporting requirements
  • Addressing gender pay gaps in your organization
  • Building long term strategies to increase gender equity

Claire Flannery, Founder & Director,Strength Within

Menopause in the workplace

  • Why you need to support menopause at work
  • The top symptoms that impact 
  • A roadmap for supporting menopause throughout your company
  • Practical adjustments that can be made
  • Q&A

Catherine O Keeffe, Menopause Coach and Founder of Wellness Warrior

Sick leave and sick pay- Changes in the law

  • Overview of the Sick Leave Bill 2021
  • Consultation with the various stakeholders
  • Main objectives and purpose of the scheme
  • How the scheme is designed and will operate

Fredericka Sheppard, Co-Founder and Managing Director (Joint) Voltedge Management

Current Topics in Employment Law and The Right to Request Remote Working

  • Introduction of a Statutory Right to Request Remote Work and the National Remote Working Strategy
  • Case Law in Ireland Review 2022

Sharon Dillon Lyons, BL, The Law Library

Investigations and Disciplinary Action

  • Fair procedures and natural justice
  • The conduct of an investigation
  • Suspension pending the disciplinary process
  • A Disciplinary Hearing: Key notes for HR Professionals

Shane Costelloe, Associate Solicitor, Holmes

The Transparency at Work Directive and the 4-day week -Key considerations for employers

Transparency at Work Directive

  • Transparency at Work Directive and its role when introduced into Irish Law
  • What will the legislation cover?
  • Striking a balance between employer and employee obligations

The 4-day week -Key considerations for employers

  • Practical and Operational Considerations
  • Company Profile
  • Handbook and Policies
  • Transparency Directive
  • Contractual Considerations
  • Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect
  • Health and Safety
  • Ongoing Monitoring
  • Other Considerations

Regan O Driscoll, Partner, CC Solicitors

Dignity And Diversity: Applying the New Code of Practice on Bullying and Preparing for Imminent Changes to Equality Legislation

  • Has the nature of bullying and harassment changed in a hybrid and remote world?
  • Resolving dignity at work complaints informally
  • When should I investigate a dignity at work complaint?
  • Conducting bullying and harassment investigations in a virtual world
  • Creating a bullying and harassment-free work culture

Mary Cullen, Managing Director, Insight HR

Developing Organisational and Personal Resilience

  • What does it mean to be resilient?
  • Becoming a resilient organisation
  • How to grow resilient leaders
  • Can resilience be measured?
  • Workplace Wellbeing and Resilience programmes a case study

Elysia Hegarty, Associate Director FOWI & Wellness Lead, Cpl Group

Who Should Attend?

This conference will be of interest to HR professionals, Recruiters, HR Specialists, Senior Management, Learning and Development Officers, Directors, CEOs, Supervisors, Talent Managers, Employee Engagement professionals, Management at all levels and business owners to name a few.


Fredericka Sheppard
Co-Founder and Managing Director (Joint) Voltedge Management
Sharon Dillon Lyons BL
Barrister at Law, The Law Library
Shane Costelloe
Associate Solicitor, Holmes O’Malley Sexton
Claire Flannery
Founder & Director, Strength Within
Mary Cullen
Managing Director, Insight HR
Elysia Hegarty
Associate Director FOWI & Wellness Lead, Cpl Group
Sharon Vize
HR Director, Cpl Resources
Regan O Driscoll
Partner, CC Solicitors
Catherine O’Keeffe
Founder of Wellness Warrior


Early Bird Rate: €435 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full rate €535 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.