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Arthur Cox
There were two key issues in the High Court case which were appealed by the employers to the Court of Appeal. The first related to when the employers' contribution liability terminated.
Arthur Cox
As we reported last December, the Court of Appeal affirmed the High Court’s judgment in the Omega Pharma case.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Two significant cases from the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") impact the way in which employees who are absent from work accrue annual leave.
Matheson
In episode 9 of our Employment Law podcast series Bryan Dunne reviews a recent decision in which an employee's High Court claim for stress related personal injuries was dismissed on the basis that the employee had already issued proceedings before the Equality Tribunal on the same facts.
Arthur Cox
The Companies Act 2014 (the "Act") was enacted on 23 December 2014 and is expected to come into force on 1 June 2015.
Mason Hayes & Curran
While there is no statutory compulsory retirement age in Ireland, it has been the practice of many employers to set a retirement age of 65 to coincide with the State Pension age.
Dillon Eustace
Far-reaching "whistle-blower" protections came into operation on 15 July 2014 under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.
Matheson
The decision gives some useful insights into the practicalities of running an internal investigation and hearing, and the extent to which the Tribunal accepts that not all investigations are perfect.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 introduces significant measures to ensure that workers are not penalised for making a "protected disclosure", often referred to as "whistleblowing".
Arthur Cox
In December 2014, the Health and Safety Authority published a new guidance document - "Managing Health and Safety in Fishing" – to improve standards of safety and health in the commercial sea / marine fishing sector.
Arthur Cox
The decision was given in Holloway & Ors v Damianus BV & Ors. Arthur Cox represented the trustees (the "Trustees") in the case.
Mason Hayes & Curran
In a decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal, an employee was dismissed after getting into an altercation with another member of staff at an office Christmas party.
Mason Hayes & Curran
With preparations in full swing for the festive season, employers are advised to follow our "12 Tips for Christmas" to keep workplace mayhem to a minimum this December.
Arthur Cox
The Protected Disclosure Act 2014 was enacted on 8 July 2014 and came into law on 15 July 2014.
Arthur Cox
The Minister for Finance confirmed in his budget speech that the 0.6% Pension Levy will not apply beyond the end of 2014.
Arthur Cox
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, together with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007 and the Fire Services Act, 1981 place on employers a number of obligations in respect of fire safety in the workplace.
Arthur Cox
In October 2014 in Dublin District Court, Dublin Zoo was given the benefit of the Probation Acts after they made a full apology, gave a €5,000 contribution to charity, and entered a guilty plea to a charge of breaching section 19.4 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
Arthur Cox
In October 2014 in Dublin District Court, Dublin Zoo was given the benefit of the Probation Acts after they made a full apology, gave a €5,000 contribution to charity, and entered a guilty plea to a charge of breaching section 19.4 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
Arthur Cox
In August 2009, Stephen Hampson, a bar manager at the Blu Bar in Tallaght died when he was trapped between the lift car and the lift shaft in a goods only lift which he was using to move between floors.
Arthur Cox
Over the period of 2011- 2013 there were 80 prosecutions for health and safety offences: 26 summary and 54 on indictment.
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Mason Hayes & Curran
While there is no statutory compulsory retirement age in Ireland, it has been the practice of many employers to set a retirement age of 65 to coincide with the State Pension age.
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.
Dillon Eustace
Far-reaching "whistle-blower" protections came into operation on 15 July 2014 under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.
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.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 introduces significant measures to ensure that workers are not penalised for making a "protected disclosure", often referred to as "whistleblowing".
Matheson
The decision gives some useful insights into the practicalities of running an internal investigation and hearing, and the extent to which the Tribunal accepts that not all investigations are perfect.
Matheson
As a result of the implementation of EU directives since the 1970s, UK employment law is similar to that in Ireland.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited v Ions is the key UK decision dealing with the ownership of LinkedIn contacts in the employment context.
Matheson
The guide to Employment Law in Ireland as featured in the Employment Law Review, Fourth Edition, 2013.
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.
Matheson
On 1 January 2013 the Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967-2007 were amended.
Matheson
Employee share incentive schemes provide an effective means of rewarding employees by offering tax savings on the acquisition of company shares.
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