Employment law

Proposals to reform trade union laws out to consultation

Proposals to reform trade union legislation in Northern Ireland for the first time since devolution have gone out to consultation.

Published 10 August 2020

Richard Grogan: How an employee can fall foul of the Redundancy Payments Acts

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates considers redundancy law where an employee moves from one part of a group of companies to another.

Published 5 August 2020

New law to ensure furloughed employees receive full redundancy payments

Workers in Northern Ireland who are laid off while furloughed will receive redundancy pay based on their normal wage under new laws being brought in next month.

Published 30 July 2020

Uber drivers seek disclosure of company algorithm in Dutch case

Uber drivers have launched a legal case in the Netherlands to force the release of the computer algorithms used to manage their work in a test case that could lead to greater transparency for millions of gig economy workers.

Published 21 July 2020

Ailbhe Dennehy: A cautionary tale for employers dismissing during probation

Ailbhe Dennehy, partner at William Fry, considers a significant High Court ruling concerning an employee dismissed during probation.

Published 15 July 2020

Richard Grogan: Ruling on collective redundancies will come as surprise to many

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines a recent case concerning collective redundancies.

Published 13 July 2020

Government to appeal High Court ruling on sectoral employment orders

The government has said it will appeal a High Court judgment striking down the law providing for sectoral employment orders (SEOs) setting out minimum pay and conditions for certain workers.

Published 10 July 2020

Dáil committee to investigate TD's criticism of judge

A TD who singled out a High Court judge for criticism after a high-profile employment law ruling is facing an investigation from a Dáil committee.

Published 10 July 2020

Lisa Bryson: Now is the time to be thinking about the future and the potential for redundancies

Lisa Bryson, partner and head of employment at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, considers the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Northern Ireland.

Published 7 July 2020

Spain: Proposed legislation to protect employees working from home

Spaniards who work from home will be given the right to suggest their working hours and to claim teleworking expenses from their employer, under a new bill.

Published 1 July 2020

Alison Martin: Is your mandatory retirement age objectively justifiable?

DWF associate Alison Martin and trainee solicitor Thomas Bulfin examine a recent case involving an employer with a mandatory retirement age.

Published 30 June 2020

Judges and lawyers rally in defence of High Court judge

Ireland's judiciary and legal professions have rallied in defence of a High Court judge who was singled out for criticism by a TD after striking down a law setting minimum pay and conditions for workers in certain sectors.

Published 26 June 2020

Cleaner dismissed on grounds of age and ill health wins case with support from FLAC

A 64-year-old cleaner has won an age and disability discrimination case in the Workplace Relations Commission with support from legal rights group FLAC.

Published 26 June 2020

Breda O'Malley and Mary Kelleher: High Court strikes down wage setting in sectoral employment orders

Breda O'Malley and Mary Kelleher of Hayes solicitors discuss the implications of a recent High Court ruling on the setting of certain minimum pay and conditions for workers in a number economic sectors.

Published 25 June 2020

Jason O'Sullivan: Post-lockdown employment law tips for employers

Jason O'Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, sets out some tips for employers as public health restrictions begin to ease.

Published 25 June 2020