Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
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About this Conference

The Human Resources and Employment Law landscape is undergoing incredible change, and keeping up with the latest solutions, methodologies, and industry knowledge out there can be quite a challenge.

This event will look at the most up to date changes including the introduction of the new work life balance bill, menstrual leave, workplace disclosures, mental wellbeing and so much more. Feedback on our HR conferences have been overwhelmingly positive, and this upcoming event is shaping to be our biggest and most important yet.

This is a unique live streamed event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Feedback from attendees 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.

Feedback From Our Last Event

“All content was thoroughly beneficial and well put together.” Nadia Martin, HR Manager, Netwatch

“Fantastic, very informative, thank you!”  Natasha Gow, Ethos Engineering Ltd

“Each session was very informative and in particular, information on remote working, contracts, wellbeing, and sick leave” - Patricia Keating, Adminsitrative Officer, Teachers' Union of Ireland

“It was fantastic, I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot from it. Looking forward to the next one.”  Fiona Parsons, The Housing Agency

“Really informative day, great content, very topical.” Fiona Flaherty, HR, Coffey Construction (I) Ltd

“Very enjoyable first event from you guys and love that it is online! Took something from all topics.” Rachel Hyland, Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

A word from our conference chairperson


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Michelle Burke, Senior HR Manager, Cpl Resources

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Are you ready for the 31st of December?

Sharon Dillon Lyons, Barrister-at-Law, Law Library

Probationary Periods in Hybrid and Remote Working

  • What should a probationary clause contain?
  • How often should performance be assessed/discussed during probation?
  • What happens if an employee is sick during a probationary period?
  • Can we discipline an employee during a probationary period?
  • What is good practice in managing probationary periods?
  • How can managers give suitable support to remote workers during their probation period?
  • The importance of personal reviews to support remote workers
  • Can probationary periods be shortened as well as lengthened?
  • Dismissing during and after a probationary period.

Megan Hughes, Graphite HR Consultant

Supporting positive mental health in the workplace

Mental health in the workplace:

  • What is it and why does it matter?
  • What are the legal and HR policy requirements?

How can you support positive mental health?

  • Improving the employee experience – from recruitment to retention
  • Reviewing and developing HR policies and supports

Who needs to support positive mental health in the workplace?

  • The role of line managers – awareness, supporting, signposting
  • The role of leaders in creating supportive psychologically safe cultures

Sile O’Donnell (FCIPD), HR Consultant and Adjunct Professor in HRM and Organisational Behaviour, Trinity College Dublin

Will menstrual leave come to Ireland?

  • Why menstrual leave?
  • Is leave necessary?
  • Is this likely to be introduced?
  • What can employers do now?

Claire Macken, Solicitor, RDJ

Whistleblowing – EU Whistleblowing Directive

  • Scope of the legislation extended
  • Greater clarity for whistle-blowers and employers
  • New Office of the Protected Disclosures Commissioner

Dr Lauren Kierans BL, Lecturer in Law, Maynooth University, Department of Law and Criminology

New Code of Practice on Sexual Harassment and General Harassment at work

  • What Does the Code Cover?
  • What Is the definition of Harassment and Impact of Harassment?
  • What Is the Code’s Purpose?
  • The Route to Resolution
  • What Are the Employer’s Obligations?
  • How Should the Complaints Procedure work and Investigations Be Conducted?

David Bell, Managing Director, The HR Department Ltd.

Global Mobility and Immigration

  • Navigating Ireland’s immigration system
  • Ensuring ongoing immigration compliance
  • Mobility and immigration in a remote world
  • The immigration landscape beyond 2022

Ángel Bello Cortes, Partner, Fragomen Ireland

Key Elements the Work Life Balance Bill aims to introduce

  • Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022.
  • Flexible Working Requests
  • Medical Care Leave
  • Breastfeeding
  • The Right to Maternity Leave for Transgender Men

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

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.


Sile O’Donnell (FCIPD)
HR Consultant and Adjunct Professor in HRM and Organisational Behaviour, Trinity College Dublin
Claire Macken
Dr Lauren Kierans BL
Lecturer in Law, Maynooth University, Department of Law and Criminology
David Bell
Managing Director
Ángel Bello Cortes
Partner, Fragomen Ireland
Sharon Dillon Lyons BL
Barrister at Law, The Law Library
Fredericka Sheppard
Co-Founder and Managing Director (Joint) Voltedge Management
Megan Hughes
Graphite HR Consultant
Michelle Burke
Senior Human Resources Manager at CPL | Lecturer in Human Resources


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.