As the law currently stands, no gender pay gap reporting obligations exist for Irish employers. However, the principle of equal pay for equal work has been enshrined in law for a long time. Despite these longstanding legal prohibitions on discrimination in relation to pay, evidence suggests that significant differences remain in the rates of pay of men and women doing the same work. For this reason, the Cabinet has agreed the text of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill, as part of a range of measures aimed at reducing the gender pay gap and promoting wage transparency. The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 would require the Minister, as soon as reasonably practicable after the commencement of the legislation, to make regulations requiring employers to publish information relating to the pay of their employees for the purpose of showing whether there are differences in such pay referable to gender and, if so, the size of such differences.
The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 was signed into law on May 31st 2019. There are a number of changes enacted and will come into effect at various dates over the next few months.
NOTICE OF TERMINATION OBLIGATIONS AND PROCEDURES
Effective from 4th June, the legislation provides for a number of changes such as: