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By Patrick Dorgan, Eileen Nagle
At least 100 orders by banks for possession of homes could now be struck out following a landmark ruling that places a question mark over the repossession system since 2009.
By Gaffney David
The High Court has ruled that the Joint Labour Committee ("JLC") system of setting wages and terms and conditions for up to 200,000 workers is unconstitutional.
By Gaffney David
In the Judicial review proceedings of Amjad Hussein -V- The Labour Court and Mohammah Younis [2012] No. 194 J.R., the High Court has overturned a Labour Court Decision awarding the sum of €92,000 in compensation to a migrant worker in respect of claims under the Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994, the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 and the National Minimum Wage Act, 2000 on the basis that the employee did not have a work permit.
By Patrick Dorgan, Eileen Nagle
The Multi–Unit Development Act, 2011 (MUD Act) came into operation on the 1st April 2011 with the primary purpose of ensuring the timely transfer of common areas of multi–unit development to the owners’ management company.
By Gaffney David
On 1 December 2009 the EU Council of Ministers agreed to adopt a proposal for a revised Parental Leave Directive (2010/18/EU) agreed by the EU social partners in June 2009.
By Gaffney David
In the Judicial review proceedings of Amjad Hussein -V- The Labour Court and Mohammah Younis [2012] No. 194 J.R., the High Court has overturned a Labour Court Decision awarding the sum of €92,000 in compensation to a migrant worker in respect of claims under the Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994, the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 and the National Minimum Wage Act, 2000 on the basis that the employee did not have a work permit.
By Gaffney David
The deadline for the implementation of the Temporary Agency Workers Directive (2008/104/EC) (the "Directive") was 5 December 2011.
By Duane Sylvester, Gaffney David
The Finance (No. 2) Act, 2011 introduces a levy on pension schemes and equates to an annual stamp duty of 0.6% on the market value of assets under management in pension schemes.
By Patrick Dorgan, Eileen Nagle, Gaffney David
Private pension funds are to be hit by a 0.6% levy.
By Patrick Dorgan, Eileen Nagle
The Local Government (Charges) Act, 2009 introduced an annual €200 charge on Non-Principal Private Residences ("NPPR"), payable by the owner of the NPPR to the Local Authority in whose area the property concerned is located.
By Patrick Dorgan, Julian Kahn, Gaffney David
The provisions of the the Construction Contracts Bill, 2010 are intended to address some very difficult issues surrounding the operation of construction contracts and payment practices within the industry.
By Gaffney David
The National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) prosecuted 143 employers last year for breaching workers rights and secured convictions in 32 cases.