Employment Law

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Seven vacancies on the board of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) will be filled by next week at the latest, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said. The board has been unable to meet since September 2021 due to the unfilled vacancies because it is unable to reach the quorum to make decisions.

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Ministers have announced plans for a one-off public holiday in March 2022 and a new annual public holiday in February from next year. Friday 18 March 2022 will become a public holiday "in recognition of the efforts of the general public, volunteers and all workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, and i

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Northern Ireland's labour market is showing "signs of continued improvement" with fears of mass unemployment seemingly averted, an employment law expert at DWF has said. The latest monthly labour market report was published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) yesterday.

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Employment law specialist firm Lewis Silkin has announced the appointment of two new associates in its Dublin and Belfast offices. Laura Ensor, formerly of Matheson, has been appointed a senior associate in Dublin and Jack Balmer, formerly of Tughans, has joined as an associate in Belfast.

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The board of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has been unable to meet for months due to unfilled vacancies, according to reports. There are currently just two board members, with seven positions vacant since the end of September 2021, The Times reports. The board is therefore unable to reach

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The Irish government has published a new information handbook on rights and remedies available to employees facing collective redundancy. The publication of the handbook fulfils one of the key commitments in the government's plan of action on collective redundancies following insolvency.

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Changes in Northern Ireland’s labour market are aligned with global post-pandemic trends, with the adoption of a ‘hybrid working’ model regarded as the best means of retaining and attracting talent, a conference as heard. The International Agencies Conference was co-hosted by the L

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The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has launched its latest strategy statement for the period from 2022 to 2024. The statement, titled Meeting Stakeholder Expectations in a Changing World of Work, sets out its plans to provide an "appropriate mix of remote, hybrid and in-person services", as we

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People working in the so-called "gig economy", such as Deliveroo riders and Uber drivers, could gain formal employment rights under proposals from the European Commission. A proposed EU Directive would ensure that people working through digital labour platforms are granted the legal employment statu

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin has announced the appointment of Suzanne Keenan as a director in the firm's employment team, specialising in employment and HR matters. Ms Keenan has over 10 years' experience in employment law, advising on the full scope of employment law issues as well as representing clients

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Most companies are still planning to return to the office in spite of the Delta variant, according to a survey by Littler of in-house lawyers, HR officials and business leaders across Europe. The employment and labour law practice has released its fourth annual European employer survey report, compl

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