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Ronan Daly Jermyn
In our Insight in May, "Get Ready for Gender Pay Gap Reporting", we outlined that it was likely that draft legislation, aimed at reducing the gender pay gap ("GPG"), would be initiated by the Government...
Arthur Cox
The UK Supreme Court has held that a Belfast bakery did not discriminate against a gay man when it refused to provide him with a cake bearing a message of support for same-sex marriage...
Arthur Cox
This is the Autumn 2018 update from our Pensions Group. This includes updates on the following topics:
Arthur Cox
A recent decision of the Workplace Relations Commission (ADJ-00011821) emphasises the importance of employers' statutory obligations to employees with disabilities.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Employers want a well-educated and flexible work force that allows their companies to be competitive and employees want the flexibility that enables them to balance work and family life.
Arthur Cox
Since 1 October 2018, the courts have the power to award periodic payment orders instead of traditional lump sum payments in catastrophic injuries cases.
Arthur Cox
In both Kaydee Cosmetics Limited v Elizabeth Blake and Cedarglade Limited v Tina Hliban, the Labour Court upheld the decision of an Adjudicator Officer to dismiss complaints of constructive dismissal.
Matheson
In this recent case, a majority of the English Court of Appeal held that an amendment made by the trustee of the Airways Pension Scheme (the "Scheme"), which introduced a trustee power to award discretionary...
Arthur Cox
In a recent case, John O'Brien v PPI Adhesive Plastics, the WRC ordered a company to pay its former employee €35,000 for compulsorily retiring him despite his wish to stay on in his job.
Matheson
The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill has been placed on the priority list in the Government's autumn legislative programme, which was published last week.
Arthur Cox
With effect from today, 24 September 2018, the Labour Court will publish on its website a weekly programme of employment rights hearings.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
The Government is expected to announce two week's paid parental leave as part of Budget 2019.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
The High Court has provided recent guidance to employers on the pitfalls of failing to recognise bias (or the perception of bias) in a workplace investigation and disciplinary process.
Arthur Cox
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.
Arthur Cox
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
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Employers should take note of the recent decision in Kepak Convenience Foods Unlimited Company –v- Grainne O'Hara, WTC/18/18 ( 19th July 2018)
Maples and Calder
The gender pay gap is intended to show the difference in the average pay between all men and women across a company's workforce in Ireland.
Matheson
Workplace investigations have been cast into the spotlight in the last 12 months.
Matheson
Non-compete clauses can provide important protection for purchasers who have a legitimate interest in maintaining the value of the business they are acquiring.
Matheson
Gender pay issues have gathered intense media scrutiny and public interest over the past year.
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In this recent case, a majority of the English Court of Appeal held that an amendment made by the trustee of the Airways Pension Scheme (the "Scheme"), which introduced a trustee power to award discretionary...
Arthur Cox
A recent decision of the Workplace Relations Commission (ADJ-00011821) emphasises the importance of employers' statutory obligations to employees with disabilities.
Matheson
The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill has been placed on the priority list in the Government's autumn legislative programme, which was published last week.
Arthur Cox
In both Kaydee Cosmetics Limited v Elizabeth Blake and Cedarglade Limited v Tina Hliban, the Labour Court upheld the decision of an Adjudicator Officer to dismiss complaints of constructive dismissal.
Arthur Cox
Since 1 October 2018, the courts have the power to award periodic payment orders instead of traditional lump sum payments in catastrophic injuries cases.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Employers want a well-educated and flexible work force that allows their companies to be competitive and employees want the flexibility that enables them to balance work and family life.
Arthur Cox
In a recent case, John O'Brien v PPI Adhesive Plastics, the WRC ordered a company to pay its former employee €35,000 for compulsorily retiring him despite his wish to stay on in his job.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
The Government is expected to announce two week's paid parental leave as part of Budget 2019.
Mason Hayes & Curran
In two recent cases, the Employment Appeals Tribunal ("EAT") highlighted the importance of informed consent in the context of employees signing full and final settlement waivers.
Mason Hayes & Curran
In a Defined Benefit, or DB, scheme, the employer bears the financial risk of the plan. If the amount contributed to the scheme is insufficient to discharge the liability, the employer must pay the balance.
Reddy Charlton Solicitors
This is the first part of a three part series on withdrawing an offer of employment.
Arthur Cox
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
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