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Working Beyond a Mandatory Retirement Age – Considerations for Employers

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 25/05/2021 An aging workforce The qualification age for drawing a State pension increased from 65 to 66 years of age in January 2014. It was set to be further increased to 67 years of age in January 2021, but the Irish Government has deferred such increase and the Pensions Commission was established to consi...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Dealing with Complaints of Bullying and Harassment in line with new Bullying Code

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 26/03/2021 Introduction The Industrial Relations Act 1990 (Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work) Order 2020 (the New Code) was jointly published by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and came into effe...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Variation of Employment Contracts: Consent and COVID-19

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 18/02/2021 One year on the impact of COVID-19 on the employment landscape is hugely significant and has brought about significant changes to the way we work, many of which are here to stay. Many employers have been forced to implement radical overhauls of their business operations in order to remain viable, w...
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Contracts of Employment Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Remote Working And Compliance With Working-Time Rules

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 22/09/2020 In December 2019, the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation published a report entitled “Remote Work in Ireland”, which defined remote working as a “form of organising and/or performing work, using information technology, in the context of an employment contract/relationship, where work,...
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Working Time and Leave
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Variation of Terms and Conditions Prior To Transfer Unenforceable

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 26/05/2020 Introduction The UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) recently issued an important decision in Ferguson & Others -v- Astrea Asset Management Limited which dealt with the improvement by business owners and directors of their terms and conditions in anticipation of a TUPE transfer. This case ...
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Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE)
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Strategies for Coping with a Temporary Downturn in Business during COVID-19 Crisis

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 25/03/2020 In stark contrast to the almost full employment rate enjoyed by Ireland recently, many employers are now faced with the sad and urgent reality of seeking solutions to keep their business afloat in a climate of forced closure of workplaces or a fall-off in business as a result of the COVID-19 pandem...
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Employee Share Remuneration - Overview and Recent Developments

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 24/09/2019 There are many employee incentive arrangements available and there is no one size fits all approach. An employer should carefully consider all relevant issues in advance of adopting an incentive arrangement to ensure it is fit for purpose and appropriate for the relevant business. In this article,...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Working Time - Employer Responsibilities

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 14/08/2019 There have been a number of recent cases at the European Court of Justice and elsewhere that impact on the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997, as it applies in Ireland. Are Irish employers maintaining proper records of working hours? Are you open to challenge from your employees or their unions?...
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Working Time and Leave
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Discriminatory dismissal following “Google search” of dyspraxia

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 28/05/2019 Before contemplating the dismissal of an employee with a disability, an employer should ensure that they are in possession of all material facts concerning the condition, including medical evidence, and carry out a thorough assessment in relation to the needs of the employee. In this article, Eli...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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A Guide to Bonus Payments during Maternity Leave

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 29/01/2019 The issue of bonus payments is one which often gives rise to disputes between employers and their employees. There are many ways in which bonus clauses can cause difficulties and result in litigation. In this article Einde O’Donnell, Associate Solicitor at LK Shields, focuses on the payment, or non...