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Matheson
The Irish High Court recently provided some useful clarification in the area of the transfer of personal retirement savings accounts ("PRSAs") overseas.
Matheson
Judgment was delivered in the case of Holloway & Others v Damianus BV & Others (known as the "Omega Pharma" case) on 25 July 2014
Mason Hayes & Curran
Last week’s publication of the Workplace Relations Bill 2014 is a significant development in Irish employment law.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The success of a company is often connected to the specific knowledge, skill and connections of its key employees.
Matheson
In this episode, Bryan discusses two recent High Court cases.
Matheson
Two High Court cases in the UK could be of significance to both sponsoring employers and trustees in the context of amending and restructuring pension schemes.
Arthur Cox
We focus on two "hot topics" in the world of employment equality law, namely employment medicals and discrimination and flexible working requests.
Mason Hayes & Curran
There is a growing temptation amongst Claimants to issue injunctive proceedings in the High Court for wrongful dismissal with the aim of expediting a hearing.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The High Court decision in Mr. Andrius Stasaitis v Noonan Service Group Limited & Anor. addressed compensatory rest breaks at work.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The CJEU considered whether refusing to provide paid leave to a female worker who has had a child through a surrogacy arrangement, offends the principle of equal treatment of male and female workers.
Arthur Cox
O’Sullivan v Canada Life Assurance confirms that PRSA holders may move their retirement benefits to overseas pension scheme administrators in the EU.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, recently announced changes to the existing legislation on mobile phone use while driving.
Arthur Cox
On 23 April 2014, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (the "Minister") published the Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014 (the "Bill").
Arthur Cox
In recent times, there has been a marked increase in industrial unrest, including the threat of strikes and other forms of industrial action.
Stephen O'Sullivan, Barrister
In Ruffley v. Board of Management of St Anne’s School the court found that the plaintiff had been subject to bullying and harassment at work.
Arthur Cox
This update contains summaries of two recent practical court decisions which provide confirmation that trust law in Ireland relating to trustee decision making, related responsibilities and potential liability for breach of trust is consistent with previous expectations.
Matheson
The employment relationship in Ireland is regulated by an extensive statutory framework, much of which finds its origin in European Community law.
Matheson
The Act provides for both a single insolvency priority order for underfunded schemes where the employer is solvent at the date of wind-up and a double insolvency priority order for underfunded schemes where the employer is insolvent at the date of wind-up.
Matheson
The Act clarifies that no amendment to the governing trust documentation of a scheme is required in order to allow trustees to comply with an AVC drawdown request from a member.
Matheson
Advocate General's opinion in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited concluded that where an employee receives a basic salary and variable commission, his / her holiday pay must include not only the basic salary but an amount equivalent to what the employee might have earned by way of commission during the holiday period.
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LK Shields
After an icy start to the New Year we thought it timely to take a look at employers' obligations in relation to temperatures in the workplace. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 ("the 2007 Regulations") which were introduced pursuant to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 ("the 2005 Act"), deal with the issue of temperatures in the workplace.
Matheson
The Pensions Act 1990 is the primary pensions legislation in Ireland. The Pensions Act regulates the operation of occupational pension schemes, Personal retirement savings accounts and trust Retirement annuity contracts.
Stephen O'Sullivan, Barrister
Where an employee leaves to compete against the employer there are four possible causes of action the employer could seek to rely upon.
LK Shields
Dealing with misconduct in the workplace is, unfortunately, an issue that most employers will have to address at one stage or another.
Matheson
On 1 January 2013 the Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967-2007 were amended.
Matheson
The guide to Employment Law in Ireland as featured in the Employment Law Review, Fourth Edition, 2013.
Stephen O'Sullivan, Barrister
Section 9 of the Protection of Employees 2003 provides inter alia that an employer cannot have two or more fixed term contracts where the aggregate duration is greater than four years unless there are objective grounds for the renewal.
Arthur Cox
The purpose of this briefing is to give an overview of civil claims and inquests, each of which may follow a workplace accident.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The success of a company is often connected to the specific knowledge, skill and connections of its key employees.
Matheson
In this episode, Bryan discusses two recent High Court cases.
Arthur Cox
On 23 April 2014, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (the "Minister") published the Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014 (the "Bill").
Matheson
As a result of the implementation of EU directives since the 1970s, UK employment law is similar to that in Ireland.
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