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Key Workplace Data Protection Considerations In The Remote Working Environment

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 27/04/2021 Co-author: Deirdre Crowley and Eimear Boyle Deirdre Crowley and Eimear Boyle take a look at some of the frequently asked questions by employers navigating the new challenges of the remote workplace. These topics (and more) will be discussed in detail at the Data Protection Ireland Update 2021 even...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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DPC Reports 10% Increase in Personal Data Breaches

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 18/03/2021 Introduction On 25 February 2021, the Data Protection Commission (the “DPC”) published its Annual Report 2020 (the “Report”), detailing its 2020 activities in monitoring, educating and regulating the application of data protection as well as e-privacy laws in Ireland. Deirdre Crowley, Partner and S...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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Equal Status Claims – What Do Organisations Need To Know?

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 19/02/2021 Co-author: Deirdre Crowley & Denise Moran Although the 2020 Irish employment landscape was dominated by Covid-19, equality was also an ever-present theme. The virus itself made certain individuals, including the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions, more vulnerable. The tragic...
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Discrimination and Equality
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National Remote Work Strategy and the Right to Disconnect – Key Points for Employers

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 26/01/2021 On Friday, 15 January the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (“DETE”) published the eagerly awaited National Remote Work Strategy – Making Remote Work (the “Strategy”). The purpose of the Strategy is to give effect to the Irish Government’s vision that remote working is to become a perm...
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Contracts of Employment
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Legal Status of the Right to Disconnect in Ireland

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 09/12/2020 Co-authors: Deirdre Crowley and Eimear Boyle The right to disconnect is a proposed statutory right to banish the “always on” culture to the past. Here Deirdre Crowley and Eimear Boyle provide an update on what you can expect the proposed legislation to mean in practice. Legal Status of the Right t...
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Working Time and Leave
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Alternatives to Redundancies

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 14/10/2020 As the negative impact on businesses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic continues, Deirdre Crowley, Partner, Matheson and Susan Doris-Obando, Senior Associate, Matheson look at alternatives to redundancies. Lay-off and short-time working An employee may be placed on a period of lay-off where, subject ...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation
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Remote Working and A Return to the Workplace – Issues for Employers

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 09/09/2020 Following Michael Martin’s announcement to introduce certain public health measures until 13 September 2020, Deirdre Crowley, Partner, Eimear Boyle, Senior Associate and Denise Moran, Associate, address the tighter restrictions imposed in respect of remote working and explore what this means for em...
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Enhanced Maternity Benefit Not Discriminatory

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 18/06/2020 With leave and pay considerations at the forefront of employers’ minds, Deirdre Crowley and Denise Moran of Matheson consider the highly anticipated UK Supreme Court decision in Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police (Hextall) which found that there is no discrimination, direct or indir...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Covid-19 Isolation: Practical Data Protection Issues in the Employment Context

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 14/04/2020 As a large number of employees make the adjustment to working in the home for the first time, it is inevitable that many aspects of their working lives will be different. Meetings move online, new IT systems are deployed, and ways of working are tested. However, one thing that does not change is ...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures
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Data Retention in the Spotlight – Lessons from Criminal Investigations

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 27/02/2020 Significant and important data retention issues arise in the Graham Dwyer case referred by the Supreme Court to the CJEU on 24 February 2020. Deirdre Crowley and Denise Moran, Matheson, address the potential implications of this referral on public and also on private sector employers. On 24 Februar...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures