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European Court Of Justice – Reducing Severance Payments To Reflect Period Of Parental Or Maternity Leave Constitutes Indirect Sex Discrimination
In the recent decision in RE v Praxair MRC SAS, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") has ruled that the calculation of compensation payments for dismissal
European Union
17 Oct 2019
Till Death (Or Retirement) Do Us Part: Entitlement To Long-Term Disability Benefits Until Retirement Age Or Death
In ICTS (UK) Ltd v Visram, the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld a decision of an employment tribunal that a claimant's entitlement to compensation for future loss of earnings included loss of long-term disability...
8 Aug 2019
Labour Court Upholds Finding That Forced Retirement Was Discriminatory Dismissal
The Labour Court, in Louth County Council v Mary Clarke, upheld the decision of the Workplace Relations Commission (the "WRC")
26 Jul 2019
Work – Life Balance: Weighing Up The Benefits And Costs Of The New Parental Leave Entitlements
It would be hard to have missed the Government's recent drive towards improved family entitlements, with the introduction of increased unpaid parental leave and the announcement that paid parental leave is on the way.
2 Jul 2019
Pensions Update – Summer 2019
The deadline for transposition and implementation of IORP II was 13 January 2019. The Government has indicated that IORP II will be implemented in Ireland through secondary legislation
European Union
27 Jun 2019
UK EAT Concludes That Bad Leaver Provisions Were Neither Unconscionable Nor A Penalty Clause
In Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Limited, the UK EAT has upheld the enforcement of bad leaver provisions, which required a resigning employee to transfer her shares for minimal consideration and to forfeit her loan...
13 Jun 2019
Working Time Records: Europe Rules That Employers Must Have An Objective, Reliable And Accessible System To Record Daily Working Time
The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that employers are required to set up systems to measure daily working time.
European Union
6 Jun 2019
Kerins Decision: A Cautionary Tale For Employers
The High Court rejected Ms Kerins' challenge to her treatment before the PAC hearings during the course of its examination of State funding to the Rehab Group in 2014.
7 May 2019
Government's Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 Published
The Government has published the much-anticipated Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019. The Bill has been presented to Dáil Éireann where it now awaits Second Stage.
30 Apr 2019
Employment Law – Review And Update On Key Legal Issues
Despite the ambiguity surrounding Brexit, employment law has continued to evolve. While Brexit generally remains in limbo, post-Brexit immigration enjoys a degree of certainty and clarity. For example:
26 Apr 2019
Increase In Compulsory Retirement Age To 70 For Certain Public Service Workers
The Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act 2018 was enacted on 26 December 2018.
8 Feb 2019
Periodic Payment Orders: A Clean Break From Lump Sum Awards?
Since 1 October 2018, the courts have the power to award periodic payment orders instead of traditional lump sum payments in catastrophic injuries cases.
17 Oct 2018
Gender Pay Gap Reporting Back On The Agenda For Irish Employers: Publication Of The General Scheme Of The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2018
A recent Private Members' Bill, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Gap) Information Bill 2017, sought to introduce gender pay gap reporting in Ireland.
3 Sep 2018
Pensions Update: Summer 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") came into effect on 25 May 2018. It was recommended in our January 2018 update (available here) that trustees undertake a number of actions
31 Aug 2018
*10 Employment Status And The Gig Economy — Where Are We Now?
Engaging services through what has become widely known as the "gig economy" has become increasingly popular in recent years.
26 Mar 2018
Pensions Update
The Pensions Authority has published the second and third tranches of a proposed four sets of codes of governance to be published in 2016 to help trustees of "DC Schemes" meet the Authority's standards of practice...
6 Sep 2016
Reasonable Accommodations For Disabled Employees – How Far Must An Employer Go?
In the past few days, there has been widespread media coverage of former Newcastle United Football club star Jonas Gutierrez's successful disability discrimination claim against his old club.
22 Apr 2016
Pensions Update, March 2016
The Pensions Authority will be focusing on underfunded DB schemes and on a programme of compliance activity.
13 Apr 2016
Pensions Update, Winter 2015
These regulations require certain over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives contracts to be cleared centrally.
European Union
26 Nov 2015
Pensions Update, Autumn 2015
This update applies to deferred benefit schemes and concerns the recently published Pensions Authority Financial Management Guidelines for Defined Benefit Schemes.
12 Oct 2015
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