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What You Need to Know About the New Proposed Whistleblowing Legislation

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 26/04/2022 The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022 (the “Bill”) will amend and extend the current whistleblowing legislation in Ireland - the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the “2014 Act”). The Bill is still subject to further amendment (this article is therefore based on the current draft of the Bi...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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Work Safely Protocol – A Review of Key Updates

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 25/02/2022 Following the recent relaxation of public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, there has been a departure from the requirement for employees to work from home unless necessary to attend in person. Employers can commence a phased return to physical attendance at the workplace. To support ...
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Policies and Procedures Coronavirus/Covid-19
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GDPR and Data Subject Reporting Obligations - Why, When and How?

Posted in: Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 25/10/2021 There is a requirement placed on data controllers to understand their legal obligations to report a personal data breach to the Data Protection Commission ("DPC") and to affected data subjects clearly, accurately and most importantly, within the prescribed time limits. In this article, Matheson’s ...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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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 Remote and Hybrid Working
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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 Working Time Remote and Hybrid Working
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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
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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
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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...