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Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 – update on key changes – part 2

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 – update on key changes – part 2

In the second article in our series of on this legislation, (our first article is available here) we highlight some common queries regarding banded ho ...

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2018 – update on key changes

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2018 – update on key changes

Recent legislation on employment terms was heralded as "one of the most significant pieces of employment legislation in a generation".  In practice, i ...

Sexual harassment – the WRC highlights lessons for employers

Sexual harassment – the WRC highlights lessons for employers

The Workplace Relations Commission ("WRC") annual report for 2018 contains a potentially surprising statistic that, although in general the number of ...

Are employees protected from dismissal in the first year of employment? – a word of caution to employers

Are employees protected from dismissal in the first year of employment? – a word of caution to employers

Dismissals during the probationary period are often considered to be safe because an employee will not have the requisite one year's service requireme ...

Increased protection for variable hour workers in 2019

Increased protection for variable hour workers in 2019

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 has been enacted and has been described as one of the most significant pieces of employment legisla ...

Gender Pay Gap – an Irish perspective

Gender Pay Gap – an Irish perspective

Gender Pay Gap – an Irish perspective Gender equality has been at the forefront of recent news, including the #metoo movement with particular emphasis ...

Workplace Relations Commission - Update on Key Changes

Workplace Relations Commission - Update on Key Changes

The Workplace Relations Act 2015 was for the most part commenced with effect from 1 October 2015. All employment and discrimination cases (other than ...

Assets .v. Labour - Labour Court decisions on Transfer of Undertakings

Assets .v. Labour - Labour Court decisions on Transfer of Undertakings

The European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 implement “TUPE” in Ireland. Appeals of decisions of t ...

Workplace Sexual Harassment

Workplace Sexual Harassment

With the recent allegations regarding Harvey Weinstein and other prominent figures in the entertainment industry dominating the news in recent months, ...

Mandatory retirement ages – soon to be a thing of the past?

Mandatory retirement ages – soon to be a thing of the past?

As an employer, you are likely to be familiar with clauses setting out the "normal retiring age" for employees and many of the contracts of employment ...