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  1. Ireland - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Parent's Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (No. 35 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-10-24 | IRL-2020-L-110569

    An Act to entitle certain employees who are relevant parents in relation to a child to employment leave for the purposes of enabling them to provide, or assist in the provision of, care to the child; to entitle certain employees who are surviving parents in relation to a child to employment leave on the death of a relevant parent; to provide for the payment of parentís benefit to certain persons and, for that purpose, to amend the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 ; for those purposes to provide for the consequential amendment of certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters.

  2. Ireland - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 (Act 11 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-05-28 | IRL-2019-L-108843

  3. Ireland - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (No. 11 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-27 | IRL-2016-L-104427

    An Act to entitle certain employees who are relevant parents in relation to a child to employment leave for the purposes of enabling the employee to provide, or assist in the provision of, care to the child or to provide support to the relevant adopting parent or mother of the child, as the case may be, or both; to entitle a surviving parent to employment leave on the death of a relevant parent; to extend the protection against unfair dismissals conferred by the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977; to provide for the payment of paternity benefit to certain persons and, for that purpose, to amend the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005; and to provide for related matters.

  4. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Adoptive Leave Act 1995 (Extension of Periods of Leave) Order 2004 - SI No. 667 of 2004

    Adoption: 2004-10-22 | IRL-2004-R-69922

    Revokes Articles 4, 6 and 8 of the Adoptive Leave Act 1995 (Extension of Periods of Leave) Order 2001. Extends the periods of adoptive leave under the Adoptive Leave Act 1995 to 16 weeks and 14 weeks.

  5. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maternity Protection (Postponement of Leave) Regulations 2004 - S.I. No. 655 of 2004

    Adoption: 2004-10-07 | Date of entry into force: 2004-10-28 | IRL-2004-R-69923

    Made pursuant to the Maternity Protection Act 1994, these regulations establish the type of evidence to be provided by an employee if an employer requests proof that maternity leave should be postponed in the event that a child has been hospitalized.

  6. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maternity Protection (Protection of Mothers who are Breastfeeding) Regulations 2004 - S.I. No. 654 of 2004

    Adoption: 2004-10-07 | Date of entry into force: 2004-10-18 | IRL-2004-R-69924

    Made pursuant to the Maternity Protection Act 1994, these regulations set forth the general entitlement of employees to either time off work without loss of pay to breastfeed in the workplace or a reduction in working hours for the purpose of breastfeeding outside the workplace.

  7. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maternity Protection (Time off for Ante-Natal Classes) Regulations 2004 - S.I. No. 653 of 2004

    Adoption: 2004-10-07 | Date of entry into force: 2004-10-18 | IRL-2004-R-69925

    Made pursuant to the Maternity Protection Act 1994, these regulations set forth the general entitlement of employees to time off work without loss of pay for the purposes of attending ante-natal classes.

  8. Ireland - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Maternity Protection (Amendment) Act, 2004 (No. 28 of 2004). - Act No. 28 of 2004

    Adoption: 2004 | IRL-2004-L-68483

    Amends and extends Maternity Protection Act 1994, amends Redundancy Payments Act 1967 and Unfair Dismissals Act 1977, revokes in part and enacts in respect of certain proceedings European Communities (Burden of Proof in Gender Discrimination Cases) Regulations 2001, which gave effect to Council Directive 97/80/EC of 15 December 1997 on Burden of Proof in Cases of Discrimination Based on Sex. Inter alia provides for minimum period of maternity leave, additional maternity leave, postponement of maternity leave in the event of hospitalisation of child, entitlement to time off from work to attend ante-natal classes, termination of leave in the event of sickness of father, as well as some related matters.

  9. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Consolidated Contributions and Insurability) (Amendment) (No.1) (Credit Contributions) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 76 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2001-03-07 | Date of entry into force: 2001-03-08 | IRL-2001-R-58970

    Provides that employment contributions will also be credited to insured persons who take advantage of additional unpaid maternity leave under the terms of the Maternity Protection Act, 1994.

  10. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maternity Protection Act, 1994 (Extension of Periods of Leave) Order, 2001 (S.I. No. 29 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2001-02-08 | IRL-2001-R-58428

    Extends periods of maternity leave under the Maternity Protection Act, 1994.

  11. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maternity Protection (Maximum Compensation) Regulations, 1999.

    Adoption: 1999-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 1999-05-18 | IRL-1999-R-55801

    Prescribes the method for calculating maximum compensation for the purposes of redress under Part V of the Maternity Protection Act, 1994.

  12. Ireland - Maternity protection -

    Social Welfare Act, 1995 (Section 11) (Commencement) Order, 1995 (S.I. No. 93 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-04-18 | IRL-1995-R-40714

  13. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Optional Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations, 1995 (S.I. No. 79 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-04-03 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-06 | IRL-1995-R-40713

    Brings into effect section 11 of the Social Welfare Act, 1995 as from 19 April 1995. Section 11 provides for the payment of adoptive benefits, subject to certain PRSI conditions, to people granted adoptive leave under the provisions of the Adoptive Leave Act.

  14. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Adoptive Leave Act, 1995 (Commencement) Order, 1995 (S.I. No. 64 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-03-15 | IRL-1995-R-40102

    Appoints 20 March 1995 as the day on which the Adoptive Leave Act, 1995, comes into operation.

  15. Ireland - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Adoptive Leave Act, 1995 (No. 2 of 1995) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-03-15 | IRL-1995-L-40717

    Provides for entitlement of employed adopting mother (or sole male adopter) to a minimum period of adoptive leave and additional adoptive leave. An employer may not terminate or suspend an employee while he or she is absent from work on adoptive leave or additional adoptive leave. Also provisions on right to return to work and the right to suitable alternative employment in certain circumstances on return to work.

  16. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maternity Protection Act, 1994 (Commencement) Order, 1995 (S.I. No. 16 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-01-30 | IRL-1995-R-39709

    The effect of this order is to bring the whole of the Maternity Protection Act, 1994 (No. 34 of 1994) into operation as of 1995-01-30.

  17. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maternity Protection (Health and Safety Leave Certification) Regulations, 1995 (S.I. No. 19 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-01-30 | IRL-1995-R-39710

    Determines the form of the certificate to be issued by employers to employees who are pregnant, have recently given birth or who are breastfeeding where the granting of leave on health and safety grounds is deemed essential.

  18. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maternity Protection (Disputes and Appeals) Regulations, 1995 (S.I. No. 17 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-01-30 | IRL-1995-R-39711

    Prescribe procedures to be followed in relation to the hearing of disputes and appeals by a rights commissioner or to the Employment Appeals Tribunal under the Maternity Protection Act, 1994. They also provide for matters incidental to the hearing of such disputes and appeals, including the contents of notices of dispute and appeal, notification of decisions and determinations, the fixing of hearings and procedures at hearings and the awarding of costs and expenses.

  19. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maternity Protection (Time off for Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Care) Regulations, 1995 (S.I. No. 18 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-01-30 | IRL-1995-R-39712

    Sets out the details of the general entitlement of employees to time off from work for the purpose of ante-natal and post-natal care under section 15 of the Maternity Protection Act, 1994.

  20. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    European Communities (Social Welfare) Regulations, 1995 (S.I. No. 25 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-01-30 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-30 | IRL-1995-R-40081

    Provides for the payment of Health and Safety Benefit, which is a social insurance payment, to a woman who: (a) is pregnant, has recently given birth or is breastfeeding; (b) has been awarded health and safety leave under section 18 of the Maternity Protection Act, 1994 and (c) satisfies the contribution conditions (i.e. has at least 13 paid contributions in the 12 months before the expected or actual date of confinement, or has at least 39 paid contributions since first becoming insured and at least 39 paid or credited contributions in the governing contribution year and has average earnings of not less than the prescribed amount).

  21. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Pregnant Employees etc.) Regulations, 1994 (S.I. No. 446 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 1994-12-30 | IRL-1994-R-39362

    Implements the occupational safety and health provisions of Council Directive 92/85/EEC of 19th October, 1992 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding (10th individual directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC).

  22. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    European Communities (Social Welfare) Regulations, 1994 (S.I. No. 312 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-10-15 | Date of entry into force: 1994-10-19 | IRL-1994-R-38354

    Council Directive 92/85/EEC deals with the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant employees, employees who have recently given birth and employees who are breastfeeding. These Regulations provide for the introduction of a new Health and Safety Benefit Scheme (which will operate on an interim basis) for employees covered by the Directive who are exposed to a specific risk to their health and safety, pregnancy or breastfeeding, or who are required to do nightwork and whose employer cannot assign them to suitable alternative work.

  23. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Maternity Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations, 1994 (S.I. No. 230 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-07-21 | Date of entry into force: 1994-07-25 | IRL-1994-R-37723

    Changes the method of calculating a woman's reckonable weekly earnings for the purposes of determining her weekly rate of payment from one-fiftieth of her earnings in the relevant year to the annual earnings divided by the actual number of qualifying contributions in that year.

  24. Ireland - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Maternity Protection Act, 1994 (No. 34 of 1994) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994 | IRL-1994-L-39360

    Implements Council Directive 92/85/EEC of 19 October 1992 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding. Reenacts with amendments the provisions of the Maternity Protection of Employees Act, 1981 and 1991. Entitles a male employee to leave in certain cases where the mother of his child dies. Extends as a consequence of the above-mentioned provisions the protection against unfair dismissals conferred by the Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977, and provides for related matters. Repeals the Maternity Protection of Employees Act, 1981 and 1991.

  25. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Amendment of Miscellaneous Social Insurance Provisions) Regulations 1985. S.I. No. 101 of 1985.

    Adoption: 1985-04-01 | IRL-1985-R-5142

    The amendments deal principally with crediting of contributions to participants in the social employment scheme, extention of treatment benefits in case of pregnancy, average reckonable earnings from maternity allowances and penalty increases.

  26. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Maternity Allowance) (Additional Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations, 1982.

    Adoption: 1982-03-31 | IRL-1982-R-14468

  27. Ireland - Maternity protection - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Variation of Rates of Payments) Regulations, 1981.

    Adoption: 1981-09-01 | IRL-1981-R-14466

    The Regulations accordingly provide for increases in the existing statutory rates of old age contributory and non-contributory pension, disability benefit, maternity allowance, unemployment benefit and assistance, widows' and orphans' contributory and non-contributory pensions, deserted wife's benefit, invalidity and retirement pensions, occupational injuries benefits, supplementary welfare allowance and social assistance allowances for elderly single women, deserted wives, unmarried mothers and prisoners' wives, the new rates being payable from appropriate dates in September and October 1981.

  28. Ireland - Maternity protection - Law, Act

    Maternity Protection of Employees Act 1981 (No. 2 of 1981). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1981-03-26 | IRL-1981-L-11407

    An Act to entitle female employees to maternity leave, to return to work after such leave and to time off from work for ante-natal and post-natal care, to extend as a consequence of the above-mentioned provisions the protection against unfair dismissal conferred by the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 and to make other provisions connected with the above-mentioned matters. No. 2.


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