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Mason Hayes & Curran
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
Mason Hayes & Curran
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.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has reversed one of its own decisions in an important case concerning privacy rights in the workplace.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland aligns closely with WP29 opinions in interpreting data protection law.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Travelling in Europe is becoming increasingly difficult with the imposition of additional security checks. However, as far as your pension is concerned it may be about to become a whole lot easier.
Mason Hayes & Curran
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.
Matheson
Matheson's Pensions and Benefits Law podcast series is led by Deirdre Cummins, Partner and Jane McKeever, Associate at Matheson.
Maples and Calder
The Minister for State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation signed into law the Sectoral Employment Order for the Construction Industry ("the SEO") on 19 October 2017.
Mason Hayes & Curran
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.
Arthur Cox
Section 80(1) of the Pensions Act provides that where a rule of a scheme does not comply with the principle of equal treatment on the gender ground, it shall, to the extent that it does not so comply...
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Irish Prime Minister, Mr Leo Varadkar recently announced that the Irish Government will "publish a five year road map for pensions reform before the end of the year".
Matheson
Important Update: WRC confirms liability for breach of information and consultation obligations under the TUPE Regulations rests with the Transferee
Mason Hayes & Curran
We have seen a marked increase in the number of workplace inspections by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) during recent months.
Mason Hayes & Curran
In July 2017, the UK Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Walker v Innospec Limited & Others that an exemption in the UK Equality Act 2010 is discriminatory and in breach of EU equality law.
Mason Hayes & Curran
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...
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Gig economy platforms like Deliveroo operate in Ireland also, and the recommendations emanating from the Report are interesting when considering if and how they might be applied in this jurisdiction.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Gender pay gap reporting promotes transparency and accountability in relation to the pay levels of both men and women. Its primary objective is to eliminate inequality of pay between them.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
The recent Labour Court case of DHL Express (Ireland) Ltd. and Michael Coughlan (UDD1783) serves as a useful touchstone for employers in terms of the high bar that must be satisfied where employees...
Mason Hayes & Curran
Employers should be wary of leaving themselves open to claims of failure to fairly and consistently apply their own disciplinary procedures.
Matheson
The recent decision of the High Court in the case of Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board is being closely watched by employers about to engage in internal investigations.
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Ronan Daly Jermyn
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has reversed one of its own decisions in an important case concerning privacy rights in the workplace.
Mason Hayes & Curran
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.
Mason Hayes & Curran
We have seen a marked increase in the number of workplace inspections by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) during recent months.
Matheson
Important Update: WRC confirms liability for breach of information and consultation obligations under the TUPE Regulations rests with the Transferee
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Irish Prime Minister, Mr Leo Varadkar recently announced that the Irish Government will "publish a five year road map for pensions reform before the end of the year".
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
The Labour Court recently held that the dismissal of an employee on the grounds of her capability was not justified on either substantive or procedural grounds and, therefore, was unfair.
Mason Hayes & Curran
A new Employment Regulation Order ("ERO") was brought into force on 1 November 2016 which provides for three pay increases to contract cleaners over the next two years...
Arthur Cox
The General Scheme of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2017 (the "Bill") was published by the Department of Social Protection on 9 May 2017.
Matheson
The recent decision of the High Court in the case of Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board is being closely watched by employers about to engage in internal investigations.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") entered into force on 24 May 2016, and will apply with effect from May 2018. We review some of the main implications for employers.
Mason Hayes & Curran
In July 2017, the UK Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Walker v Innospec Limited & Others that an exemption in the UK Equality Act 2010 is discriminatory and in breach of EU equality law.
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