Employment Law

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A landmark Supreme Court ruling on the operation of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) could lead to cases being dealt with more quickly, a leading employment lawyer has said. The court yesterday rejected, by a 4-3 majority, a legal challenge arguing that the 2015 legislation underpinning the

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The Labour Court has been asked to consider the establishment of a joint labour committee (JLC) in the childcare sector. JLCs under the Industrial Relations Acts provide a wage-setting mechanism that determines terms and conditions of employment, as well as setting minimum rates of pay for workers i

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Employees in Ireland now have the "right to disconnect" under a new code of practice drawn up by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). Tánaiste and Employment Minister Leo Varadkar today announced the bringing into effect of the new code of practice as well as the beginning of a consultat

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Employment and labour law expert Professor Michael Doherty has been appointed to chair a high-level government review of Ireland's collective bargaining and industrial relations landscape. The Maynooth University academic will be joined on a working group by representatives of the Irish Congress of

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This year's increases in the limits for payments and awards to workers in employment rights cases in Northern Ireland have been confirmed. From 6 April, the limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will rise from £88,693 to £89,669, while the maximum amount of "a week's pay"

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An employment lawyer has launched a bid to be elected as a Labour Senator in an upcoming by-election. Ciarán Ahern, a senior associate at A&L Goodbody, has been nominated to fill the vacancy on the industrial and commercial panel created by Senator Elisha McCallion's resignation last Octo

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An Post will pay €18,000 in compensation to an employee who was discriminated against on the basis of her age after withdrawing its appeal to the Labour Court. The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) concluded in March 2020 that An Post had discriminated against the woman on the grounds of age

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The UK government has ordered a review of the exemption of domestic workers from minimum wage legislation following an Employment Tribunal ruling. A tribunal ruled in December that the exemption is discriminatory against women, who are far more likely to be employed as live-in domestic workers than

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A growing backlog in Northern Ireland's employment tribunals is creating an access to justice crisis, lawyers have warned. Killymeal House, the home of the Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal, is currently "closed until further notice".

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Judith Curtin, partner at O'Flynn Exhams Solicitors LLP, looks at the new Code of Practice on bullying. The Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work came into effect on 23 December 2020.

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Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan considers Fixed Term Work Act contracts and their interaction with the Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977-2015 and the Maternity Protection Act 1994. There are very strict time limits in the Workplace Relations Act 2015. Under section 44(3), an appeal to the Labour Co

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Ireland has joined eight other member states in raising concerns about a proposed directive on adequate minimum wages across the European Union. Tánaiste Leo Varadkar was among the signatories of a letter sent to the EU presidency, currently held by Germany, at the end of January which says t

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