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Planned increases to workers' annual entitlement to paid sick leave could be postponed by the government, according to reports. The Sick Leave Act 2022 introduced a statutory right to paid sick leave for the first time and was meant to be phased in from 2023 to 2026.

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The annual increase in limits for payments and awards to Northern Ireland workers in relation to certain employment rights is to take effect. From Saturday 6 April, the limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal rises from £105,915 to £115,341.

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A business has been ordered to pay €450 to an employee who was denied sick leave in the first decision under the landmark Sick Leave Act 2022. The company, North Quay Associates Ltd, admitted that it failed to comply with its statutory obligation and told the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC

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A chef who brought a claim for constructive dismissal against his former employer has been awarded over €13,000 by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). Norman Tanju brought a complaint under the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 against PBR Restaurants Ltd, which operates the Fish Shack chain of

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The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has published a code of practice for employers and employees on the right to request flexible working and remote working. The 32-page document was published today following a public consultation last year, which drew responses from trade unions and employer r

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New legislation is set to prevent workers from being forced to retire before they reach the state pension age. Ministers have approved the general scheme of the Employment (Restriction of Certain Mandatory Retirement Ages) Bill 2023, which will prevent the enforcement of mandatory retirement ages lo

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Northern Ireland firm Millar McCall Wylie has welcomed Siân McConnell as a solicitor in the firm's employment law team. Director David Mitchell said: "Our commitment to growth and enhancing our client services means continually identifying and supporting talent development.

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The UK government is taking action against unscrupulous employers who use controversial ‘fire and rehire’ practices. Dismissal and re-engagement, also known as ‘fire and rehire’, refers to when an employer fires an employee and offers them a new contract on new, often less fa

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The High Court has determined that an employee was entitled to refuse to answer his employer’s questions whilst a criminal investigation was ongoing, but that entitlement would cease when the criminal investigation ended or if the plaintiff could establish that its interest in the performance

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Barry Crushell examines a recent case concerning the dismissal of a pregnant employee. The case of Ms Abbie Walsh v Soraghan Auto Retail Limited T/A Sandyford Motor Centre (ADJ00045841) examines the circumstances under which the dismissal of a pregnant employee will be deemed to amount to a form of

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Workers and business owners have been invited to share their views on the legislation protecting tips and gratuities. The Payment of Wages (Amendment) (Tips and Gratuities) Act 2022, which came into effect on 1 December 2022, requires a statutory review to be undertaken after one year to assess its

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HR professional Audrey Cahill has been appointed as director-general of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). Ms Cahill, who previously served as a WRC board member from 2015 to 2021, has over 20 years' experience across all aspects of HR, particularly in the areas of strategic change and transf

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As mergers, acquisitions and strategic representation arrangements have altered the Irish legal scene, the Big Four accountants haven’t been slow to see the opportunity to transform themselves from audit firms to multidisciplinary professional services operations. Having made their first foray

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