Employment

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More than a dozen people have been appointed to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) as adjudication officers. Following two open competitions in 2021, a total of 14 individuals were appointed as adjudicators in July 2022, a spokesperson for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment tol

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Employers in Northern Ireland "will need to be willing to pay their employees more" as the cost of living crisis bites, law firm DWF has said. There were a record 779,300 employees receiving pay through HMRC PAYE in Northern Ireland in July 2022, an increase of 0.4 per cent over the month and an inc

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Ireland is failing to meet its obligations under a binding human rights treaty to protect the rights of workers, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. In a report to the Council of Europe, the rights body said Ireland has not yet accepted several provisions of the Revised European

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RDJ has expanded its employment practice with the appointment of Sinead Morgan as a senior associate in its Dublin office. Ms Morgan has significant experience providing practical employment advice to employers and HR practitioners on areas such as employee benefits, grievance and disciplinary proce

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Legislation introducing a statutory right to sick pay for the first time in Ireland has completed its passage through the Oireachtas. The Sick Leave Bill 2022 will initially provide workers with statutory entitlement to sick pay for three days per year, rising to five days in 2024, seven days in 202

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Conor White, employment lawyer at Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT), examines a recent case resulting in Ireland's largest-ever award for unfair dismissal. In a recent Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) decision — A Sales Executive -v- A Software Company — the WRC awarded the sum of €329

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The landmark Supreme Court judgment in the Zalewski case led to delays in almost 400 cases before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) last year, according to a new report. The WRC's annual report for 2021 notes that nearly 400 hearings were postponed and/or adjourned and held aside in the perio

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Kevin Bell BL examines the future of the gig economy in Ireland. The significant judgment of the High Court in Karshan v. Revenue Commissioners has been overturned by the Court of Appeal. The ruling has granted companies in the Irish gig economy significant leeway, in that delivery drivers will cont

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Barrister Ryan Cushley has been elected as chair of the Employment Lawyers Group Northern Ireland (ELGNI). The group held its AGM yesterday, where Mr Cushley was elected alongside vice-chair Emma McIlveen, secretary Sarah Cochrane, treasurer Aisling Byrne and other committee members.

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A proposed EU directive aimed at enhancing the access of workers to minimum wage protection has progressed with the reaching of political agreement between the European Parliament and EU member states. The new directive will neither set a common European minimum wage or require all member states to

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Two-thirds of Irish employers have taken no steps to put a disclosure channel in place in advance of new whistleblowing legislation, a survey conducted by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP suggests. The business law firm surveyed 230 HR professionals from the public and private sectors at a recent webina

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