Employment Law

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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. The country's Ministry of Labour has introduced the draft legislation for employees who work from home, El País reports.

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DWF associate Alison Martin and trainee solicitor Thomas Bulfin examine a recent case involving an employer with a mandatory retirement age. In the recent Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) case of Joseph McGrath v Focus Ireland ADJ-00018823, the adjudication officer considered the issue of object

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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. Bríd Smith, People Before Profit TD for Dublin South-Central, sharply

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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. The woman, represented by FLAC managing solicitor Sinead Lucey, took proceedings after being dismissed on the grounds of age and ill health from he

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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. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s announcement last week that the Cabinet has approved plans to accelerate Ireland’s exit from current lockd

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The Labour Court has said it will continue to rely on a "combination of physical courtrooms and virtual courtrooms" in the medium term. The court began remotely hearing appeals and referrals to the court at the start of June and expects to re-open some physical courtrooms in July.

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The High Court has allowed the appeal of Robert Cunningham, a prison officer employed by the Irish Prison Service (IPS). In the course of his duties he suffered two assaults by prisoners, which resulted in him suffering a serious back injury, which has required three operations.

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Barrister Mark O'Connell reminds employers of their health and safety responsibilities to employees working from home. Without doubt – and even when the current disruption caused by COVID-19 abates – a much greater proportion of employees will be fulfilling more of their duties from home

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Lawyers have experienced an increase in queries from employees who have been asked to return to work despite no change in public health guidance in Northern Ireland. Law Centre NI said recent statements by Prime Minister Boris Johnson had led to confusion in Northern Ireland, where advice for worker

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A proposed new legal right for employees to work from home would be difficult to meaningfully enforce, a Belfast solicitor has said. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is currently considering the introduction of a new statutory right to work from home in order to s

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