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Parents and carers will gain a right to request flexible working, including the right to request compressed or reduced hours, under legislation expected to be enacted by the summer. The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, now being drafted by the Office of the Attorney General, will

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Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan considers the outcome in a recent case involving settlement agreements and waivers. This issue arose in the case of Philomena Hennessy and Ladbrooks Payments (Ireland) Limited and Ladbrooks (Ireland) [2022] IEHC 60, being a decision of Ms Justice Bolger delive

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Matheson partner Ailbhe Dennehy examines two recent decisions of the Workplace Relations Commission which carry warnings for employers. Two separate unfair dismissal cases, where the complainants were awarded approximately €120,000 each, serve as a cautionary tale for employers and highlight th

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The right to paid sick leave will be extended to all workers in the State over a period of four years under government plans announced yesterday. The Sick Leave Bill 2022 will initially provide workers with statutory entitlement to sick pay for three days per year, rising to five days in 2024, seven

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Matheson partner Ailbhe Dennehy and solicitor Ciara Taggart provide a timely update on the upcoming gender pay gap reporting obligations for Irish employers. On International Women’s Day, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth provided an eagerly awaited update

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A public consultation has been launched on proposals to replace zero-hour contracts in Northern Ireland with banded weekly hour contracts in cases where a worker’s hours, as set out in their contract, do not reflect the actual hours worked each week. Stormont's economy committee has begun its

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Six people have been appointed to the board of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), allowing it to resume functioning. Virginija Petrauskaite, a solicitor with the Irish Refugee Council, has joined the board alongside George Maybury, Stephen Driver, Sinead Gogan, Barry O'Brien and Brendan McGin

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