Employment Law

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The suspension of laws allowing employees to demand redundancy after a certain length of temporary lay-off has been extended until the end of March 2021. The move is intended to help avoid further permanent job losses at a time when some 350,000 people are in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Pay

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Plans to introduce a statutory sick pay scheme in Ireland by the end of 2021 have moved forward with the launch of a government consultation on how such a scheme could work. There is currently no legal obligation on Irish employers to pay workers during periods of illness. Statutory sick pay introdu

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A ban on over-35s applying to become gardaí is discriminatory and unlawful, the Workplace Relations Commission has ruled. Two men who were refused entry to An Garda Síochána on the basis of their age challenged the relevant regulations with support from the Irish Human Rights an

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Restrictions on asylum seekers' access to the labour market in Ireland are set to be eased under new legislation, Justice Minister Helen McEntee has announced. The Department of Justice recently completed a review of the regime introduced in 2018 after the Supreme Court struck down the unconstitutio

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New employment supports set to be introduced by the UK government following the end of the furlough scheme are not sufficient to avoid mass redundancies and significant hardship, Law Centre NI has said. The new Job Support Scheme will run for six months from 1 November 2020, but will only support so

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Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates considers the impact on Irish employers of a mandatory sick pay scheme. This issue has been around for some time. It will be interesting to see what is going to happen in relation to this. The reason we are mentioning this is

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DLA Piper has urged Irish employers to take a "proactive approach" to their employees' mental wellbeing as Ireland slowly begins reopening society and business. The global law firm has published a new report on mental health in the workplace, covering a range of topics including the legal aspects of

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Workers in Northern Ireland who are laid off while furloughed will receive redundancy pay based on their normal wages under changes welcomed by employment lawyers. The new law, announced by Economy Minister Diane Dodds yesterday, will bring Northern Ireland in line with changes made in the rest of t

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Proposals to reform trade union legislation in Northern Ireland for the first time since devolution have gone out to consultation. The Trade Union Freedom Bill, brought forward by People Before Profit MLA Gerry Carroll, aims to "allow trade unions to strike more efficiently and effectively".

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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. In case RPD197, being a case of Anita Olejniczak and Glenbeigh Fire & Flood Limited, the issue arose as to whether or not

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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. A spokesperson for the Department for the Economy (DfE) confirmed to Irish Legal News today that the changes being brought into effect in E

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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. The case has been brought by UK-based App Drivers and Couriers Union (ADCU)

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