Employment law becomes accessible with the Irish HR Law app

11 May 2012

A&L Goodbody has launched Ireland’s first dedicated HR law app, a resource for professionals, lawyers and senior executives.

The app, appropriately dubbed Irish HR Law, is aimed at making employment law facts and regulations more accessible to employers. The free app, available now for iOS devices, is packed with key information on the basics of employment law, as well as an an A to Z of HR law terminology, and interactive calculators on adoptive leave, maternity leave and redundancy.

The employment law firm released the app in an attempt to share knowledge with clients and other stakeholders. “In creating this app, we wanted to make employment law accessible for our clients and that meant taking advantage of the more innovative online platforms available to us in order to communicate our knowledge,” said Duncan Inverarity, head of the Employment Law Group at A&L Goodbody.

A first for the law firm, the Irish HR Law app will give HR professionals, in-house lawyers and senior executives access to information on relevant legislation at the touch of a button.

Tools like this and the release last year of the electronic Irish Statute Book (eISB) – a free app for Android and iOS that contains Acts and Statutory Instruments from 1922 to date, as well as a legislation directory – show how new technology can be used to give legal professionals mobile access to extensive reference resources.

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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