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A Guide To Preparing For The ‘Beast From The East'
The arrival of severe snow and ice conditions across the country this week may lead to difficulties for employees getting to work and businesses staying open.
Ireland
27 Feb 2018
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Guidance On Working Past Retirement Age
A changing age demographic, economic necessity, the pension pay gap and changes to the State Pension age have meant that many people will want to continue working past the traditional retirement age ...
Ireland
12 Feb 2018
3
Employment Update: Gig Economy, Gender Pay Gap And #MeToo
2017 has been an interesting year from an employment law perspective. We examine some of the issues which arose...
Ireland
17 Jan 2018
4
Employment Top Tips For Christmas
With preparations in full swing for the festive season, we review typical workplace issues commonly faced by employers at this time of year and suggest some practical tips for dealing with them successfully.
Ireland
14 Dec 2017
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Extension Of Maternity Leave And Benefit For Premature Births
In October 2017, the Irish Government announced in a press release that mothers of premature babies will receive additional maternity leave and maternity benefit for babies born on or after 1 October 2017.
Ireland
14 Dec 2017
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Over the Hill? Compulsory Retirement In Ireland
Life expectancies have risen to an average of 82 years of age. Despite this, most employers still have the traditional mandatory retirement age of 65 for their staff across the board.
Ireland
22 Nov 2017
7
Paternity Leave – Gender Pay Gap With A Difference
In 2016, the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (Act) came into force. The Act constituted a significant development in the area of employment rights
European Union
6 Nov 2017
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Rail Strike – Should Stranded Workers Get Paid?
Thousands of commuters across the country were faced with major delays following the cancellation of services by Irish Rail due to strike action by its employees.
Ireland
6 Nov 2017
9
Ex-Hurricane Ophelia - Are You Obliged To Pay Employees Who Miss Work?
Due to the ominous weather warnings in place across Ireland in preparation for ex-hurricane Ophelia's arrival, many businesses have asked employees to only attend work if it is safe for them to do so.
European Union
23 Oct 2017
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To Consent Or Not To Consent? Fingerprint Clocking-In At Work
Companies that deploy security systems which require employee biometric data, such as fingerprints, to validate and record access to restricted areas must consider how they will process this data...
Ireland
19 Oct 2017
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Workplace Inspections On The Rise – Is Your Business Ready?
We have seen a marked increase in the number of workplace inspections by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) during recent months.
Ireland
9 Oct 2017
12
Fair Procedures At Investigation Stage – Current Position?
The May 2017 High Court decision in Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board indicated that where a complaint is made which could lead to an employee's dismissal...
Ireland
7 Sep 2017
13
Disciplinary Procedure Pitfalls
Employers should be wary of leaving themselves open to claims of failure to fairly and consistently apply their own disciplinary procedures.
Ireland
17 Aug 2017
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Denial Of Promotion Opportunity During Maternity Leave Leads To Award Of €824K
Employers should note a recent High Court award of €824,000 to former army captain Diane Byrne due to breaches of equal treatment principles.
Ireland
9 Aug 2017
15
Recent Labour Court Decision On Retirement Age
A recent Labour Court decision highlights the importance of specifying retirement ages in contracts of employment. The Court found that dismissing an employee for their age was an act of discrimination.
Ireland
11 Jul 2017
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Right To Fair Procedures When Investigating Bullying Allegations
In general, an employee is not entitled to be represented by a solicitor in an internal disciplinary investigation or hearing.
Ireland
22 Jun 2017
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EAT Clarifies Whether Stock Options Should Be Considered When Calculating Unfair Dismissal Awards
The Employment Appeals Tribunal ("EAT") recently ordered a cyber security firm (the "Company") to pay a senior director (the "Employee") €105,000 as a result of his unfair dismissal.
Ireland
7 Jun 2017
18
Reasonable Accommodation – What Is Reasonable Enough?
A recent Workplace Relations Commission decision emphasises the importance of employers' statutory obligations to employees with disabilities.
Ireland
5 May 2017
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A Double-Up Of Claims For Employers – Two Avenues Of Redress For Employees
Employers face increased risk of duplication of claims by employees before both the Workplace Relations Commission and the Irish High Court on foot of a recent decision by the Court of Appeal.
Ireland
27 Apr 2017
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Travel Disruption - Are Employers Obligated To Pay Stranded Workers? (Video)
The current transport dispute has resulted in many employees being late or unable to attend their place of work.
Ireland
7 Apr 2017
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