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In 2018, we saw interesting developments across many areas of pensions law. The publication of the Roadmap for Pension reform 2018-2023 detailed the Government's plans ...
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Minister Regina Doherty has described the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (‘the Act ‘) as "one of the most significant pieces of employment legislation for a generation".
Arthur Cox
In Adina Predut v Rapier Contract Services Limited, the Labour Court found that an employee terminated her own employment when she refused to transfer to a new employer under the European Communities ...
Arthur Cox
One of the key advantages to employers in using fixed-term contracts is the availability of an exclusion from the protections of the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2015 on the expiry of a fixed-term
Arthur Cox
There is a clear distinction between the enforceability of restrictive covenants during the life of the employment relationship and after its termination.
Arthur Cox
Employers and courts alike continue to be vexed by issues relating to age as a ground of discrimination. This is not surprising given culturally there is still a level of acceptance regarding "banter"
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Ensuring that employees get suitable rest breaks is vitally important in maintaining a happy and healthy workforce. However, the reality for employers is that it can be difficult to provide employees
Arthur Cox
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales recently considered the burden of proof faced by a claimant in a discrimination claim. In Efobi v Royal Mail Group Limited
Arthur Cox
The Labour Court has held that an employee without a disability cannot claim disability discrimination for being treated less favourably than a person with a disability.
Arthur Cox
The SWPA 2018 was signed into law on 24 December 2018.
Arthur Cox
Late last year, the Labour Court made a non-binding recommendation under the Industrial Relations Acts that a hotel manager be awarded €90,000 in compensation ...
Arthur Cox
The Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act 2018 was enacted on 26 December 2018.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Many employers hold the mistaken view that they can easily dismiss an employee during their probationary period, as the employee does not have recourse to the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 - 2015.
Matheson
An employee who was dismissed for breach of fitness and probity standards has succeeded in his unfair dismissal claim against his employing bank ...
Arthur Cox
Before deciding to dismiss an employee on the grounds of medical incapability, an employer will have its obligation to reasonably accommodate the employee under the Employment Equality Acts
Matheson
Looking back on 2018, we saw many interesting developments across many areas of employment law.
Arthur Cox
The Bill will now go before the President to be signed into law. In summary, the Bill:
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Ireland's ageing population, and the challenges presented as a result, is a topic that continues to dominate both the headlines and HR practice and there have been a number of significant developments...
Arthur Cox
We have been hearing much on the topic of gender equality in the workplace in recent times. Earlier this year, the Government published the general scheme of a Bill ...
Matheson
The High Court decision in Lyons V Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board [2017/IEHC 272] arguably caused the most controversy in the world of employment law in 2017, not least because the High Court ...
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Arthur Cox
Employers and courts alike continue to be vexed by issues relating to age as a ground of discrimination. This is not surprising given culturally there is still a level of acceptance regarding "banter"
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Ensuring that employees get suitable rest breaks is vitally important in maintaining a happy and healthy workforce. However, the reality for employers is that it can be difficult to provide employees
Arthur Cox
The Labour Court has held that an employee without a disability cannot claim disability discrimination for being treated less favourably than a person with a disability.
Arthur Cox
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales recently considered the burden of proof faced by a claimant in a discrimination claim. In Efobi v Royal Mail Group Limited
Arthur Cox
The Bill will now go before the President to be signed into law. In summary, the Bill:
Matheson
Workplace investigations have been cast into the spotlight in the last 12 months.
Reddy Charlton Solicitors
This is the first part of a three part series on withdrawing an offer of employment.
Dillon Eustace
The Disclosures Tribunal has brought whistleblowing into sharp focus. Muireann Reedy looks at some key whistleblowing legislation, the difference between voluntary and mandatory reporting and why it is advisable for all employers to have whistleblowing policies in place.
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
Late last year, the Labour Court made a non-binding recommendation under the Industrial Relations Acts that a hotel manager be awarded €90,000 in compensation ...
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.
Arthur Cox
The Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act 2018 was enacted on 26 December 2018.
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