Employment Law

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An independent employment law review group, modelled on the Company Law Review Group (CLRG), is set to be established to shape the formulation of employment policy and legislation. Taoiseach Micheál Martin told TDs yesterday that the CLRG "has proven to be very effective in the area of ongoin

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A private member's bill to ban the use of non-disclosure agreements to cover up sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace has won unanimous support in the Seanad. The Employment Equality (Amendment) (Non-Disclosure Agreements) Bill 2021, introduced by Senator Lynn Ruane, would amend the

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Major Irish employers could follow Facebook's lead in allowing their staff to work remotely from abroad, an employment law expert has warned. Dublin solicitor Richard Grogan told The Irish Times that the "floodgates have opened" following Facebook's widely-publicised decision to allow more of its Ir

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A statutory sick pay scheme is set to be phased in over a four-year period beginning in 2022. Ministers yesterday approved the drafting of the general scheme of the Sick Leave Bill 2021, which will initially provide for three days of paid sick leave per year in 2022, rising to five days in 2023 and

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Legislative plans to introduce statutory sick pay in Ireland are reportedly being considered by ministers today. Tánaiste and Enterprise, Trade and Employment Ministers Leo Varadkar will seek approval for a new bill introducing the right to sick leave on a phased basis beginning from 2022.

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A new single UK workers' rights watchdog is set to take responsibility for tackling modern slavery, enforcing the minimum wage and protecting agency workers. The new watchdog will incorporate HMRC National Minimum Wage Enforcement, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and the Employment Agency

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Emergency legislation allowing for Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) hearings to continue to take place in light of the Zalewski judgment will come forward "in the next couple of weeks", Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said. The landmark Supreme Court judgment in Zalewski, handed down in April,

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Supermarkets in the UK have suffered another blow in the battle for equal pay after the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled employees working in stores can compare their roles to colleagues working in distribution centres for the purpose of equal pay. Before the UK left the EU, the C

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Young people, people with disabilities, Travellers and East European migrants are at much higher risk of disadvantage around employment and have less access to "decent work" in Ireland, a new report has found. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Economic and Social Research Instit

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