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Duty to Reasonably Accommodate – How far must an employer go?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/09/2019 This month, Bernard Martin, a solicitor on the Employment Team at A&L Goodbody provides practical advice for employers on reasonably accommodating employees, informed by the commentary of the Supreme Court in the Nano Nagle decision. What is the duty to provide reasonable accommodation and whe...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Who Needs an Employment Permit?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/08/2019 Who needs an Employment Permit? Are there other types of working permissions available? How do I apply for an employment permit for my prospective employee? Are there minimum salary thresholds for employment permits? We urgently need our non-EEA employee to start work. Is there a way to expedite t...
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Recruitment and Selection
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A Guide to Whistleblowing in Ireland

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 01/07/2019 Fiona Sharkey, Solicitor in A&L Goodbody’s Employment Practice Group, has provided answers to some of your questions on the topic of Protected Disclosures, commonly termed 'whistleblowing'. What is a Protected Disclosure? It is the disclosure of 'relevant information' which, in the reasonable b...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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Navigating an Insolvency Situation

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/06/2019 In a nutshell, an "insolvency situation" arises where a company's liabilities exceed its assets – a company is unable to pay its debts when they fall due. An insolvency situation triggers a significant number of legal considerations and in this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Aifric O'Dea, Associate...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation
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Practical and Legal Considerations of TUPE Matters

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 07/05/2019 In this month's First Tuesday Q&A, Ciarán Lyng, Solicitor, A&L Goodbody, takes a closer look at some of the practical and legal considerations for employers regarding transferring employees under the European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003...
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Transfer Regulations (TUPE)
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Sunday working – Navigating the Law

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 02/04/2019 This week we asked Maria Pittock, A&L Goodbody (ALG) Associate, to help employers navigate their obligations in relation to Sunday working. Maria also identifies common pitfalls for employers when ensuring their statutory obligation to compensate for Sunday work is discharged. Is an employer ...
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A Guide to the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 05/03/2019 The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 was signed into law on Christmas Day 2018 and commenced on 4 March 2019. The Act is intended to improve the security and predictability of working hours for employees on insecure contracts and those working variable hours and has been described by ...
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Top Employer-related Brexit Queries

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/02/2019 Brexit, in some way, shape or form, is probably on the horizon next month. For employers, the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union raises a number of concerns from an employment law perspective. Ailbhe Dennehy, Senior Associate with A&L Goodbody's Employment Group, aims to answer your ...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Contracts of Employment Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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A Guide to Constructive Dismissal in Ireland

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/12/2018 Recent decisions of the Labour Court have reconfirmed the high bar to be reached by employees when making a claim for constructive dismissal. This month, Rachael Evans breaks down the key employment law issues and considerations that arise when addressing constructive dismissal claims - from both a...
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A Guide to Redundancy in Ireland

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/11/2018 In our October 2017 First Tuesday Q&A, we discussed the three golden rules for employers to follow in conducting a "fair" redundancy process: ensure a genuine redundancy situation exists; ensure the employee was fairly selected for redundancy; and ensure the dismissal was effected with regard ...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Policies and Procedures