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12 Employment 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 2016
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Employment Law Update - How Does An Employer Objectively Justify A Mandatory Retirement Age?
Employers can establish a mandatory retirement age for employees but such ages must be capable of being reasonably and objectively justified if they are challenged by employees as being discriminatory on grounds of age.
Ireland
8 Jul 2016
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New Regulations On Mobile Phone Use While Driving – Effective 1 May 2014
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, recently announced changes to the existing legislation on mobile phone use while driving.
Ireland
27 May 2014
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Referring Employees For Medical Assessment
In a recent High Court case, Delaney v Central Bank of Ireland [2011], which involved a referral by the Central Bank of a senior employee for psychiatric assessment, Ms Justice Laffoy commented on the principles to be adhered to by employers in referring employees for medical examination in order to accord with fair procedures.
Ireland
10 Jan 2013
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PSDP Required For Domestic Projects But No Longer Required For Minor Projects
The Minister for Enterprise and Innovation published draft Health and Safety Regulations on 23 November 2012 for consultation purposes.
Ireland
14 Dec 2012
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Defending A Health & Safety Prosecution - A Lighter Burden
The decision of the Irish Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA) in DPP v PJ Carey (Contractors) Limited (18th October, 2011) represents a positive development for companies defending prosecutions for serious health and safety offences in Ireland.
Ireland
13 Aug 2012
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Fanning v Myerscough
Employee found 50% contributory negligent in relation to injuries sustained whilst he was descending from the cab of a tractor during the course of his work.
Ireland
18 Jul 2012
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Kelly v Bon Secours Health System
Plaintiff awarded €90k for back injuries related to a manual handing accident and psychological injuries arising out of a bullying and harassment in the workplace
Ireland
18 Jul 2012
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Access To Information On The Environment
In two judgments, the European Court of Justice has provided guidance on the extent of the exemption for authorities acting in a legislative capacity from having to provide access to environmental information under the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.
European Union
21 Mar 2012
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