The Employment Law Group at Arthur Cox frequently advises English based employers on employment law and industrial relations issues relating to their Irish operations, which are often managed by English based HR professionals. In our experience, while the employment laws of both jurisdictions are similar, there is at times a misconception that the laws are identical. While there is undoubtedly a great deal of similarity in employment laws, given both are common law jurisdictions and members of the European Union, there are important, and often significant, differences.

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