Employment Law

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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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Linda Hynes, partner at Lewis Silkin Ireland, has been appointed as chair of the Employment Law Association of Ireland (ELAI). Ms Hynes, a partner in the employment, immigration and reward division of Lewis Silkin's Dublin office, will oversee the work of ELAI, which includes liaising with stakehold

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Employment tribunals involving menopause in Great Britain have increased by 44 per cent year on year, according to analysis of court records by the Menopause Experts Group. There were 23 employment tribunals referencing menopause in 2021, compared to 16 in the previous year. "Menopause" was mentione

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Northern Ireland's Department for the Economy has confirmed this year's increase in the limits for payments and awards to workers in employment rights cases. With effect from 6 April 2022, the limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal rose from £89,669 to £94,063. The maximum

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A man who was called a "bald c***" at work was the victim of sexual harassment, a British employment tribunal has ruled. The case was brought an electrician who worked for a manufacturing company and was subjected to the comments as part of an argument with his supervisor. As well as complaints unde

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Spain is set to introduce up to three days of menstrual leave for women suffering from painful periods, according to reports. The move, expected to be including in a forthcoming bill extending abortion rights to 16 and 17-year-olds, will make Spain the first country in the European Union to introduc

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Reforms to remove legal exemptions to give live-in domestic workers access to the minimum wage are important but will be difficult to enforce because of Britain’s immigration rules, according to a new study. People who live and work in private households have been excluded from minimum wage re

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