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Promoting Equality and Inclusivity: Navigating Family Status Discrimination and Flexible Working Practices in the Workplace

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 28/02/2024 In today's diverse workforce, employers must accommodate the needs of employees with a wide array of personal circumstances, including caring responsibilities. A recent decision from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) (ADJ-00043686) highlights the potential challenges faced by employers when ...
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Discrimination and Equality Probation
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2023 Employment Legislation Review and a Peek at 2024

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 05/12/2023 As we approach the end of 2023, we thought it would be useful to review the key changes that have affected employment law this year along with a preview of what is expected in early 2024. 1. Extension of statutory obligations under the Protected Disclosures legislation comes into force in December ...
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Resignations During a Grievance Process - Issues Arising

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 27/09/2023 Employee grievances in the workplace can frequently be dealt with efficiently and amicably, but at times the process can become fraught, with those involved often under considerable strain. Where an employee raises a grievance and subsequently resigns prior to the conclusion of the process or where...
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Discipline and Grievance
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Mario Kistner v Suirsafe Technologies Limited - WRC award €133,800 for Constructive Dismissal and Non-payment of Wages

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 26/07/2023 Mario Kistner v Suirsafe Technologies Limited - ADJ-00040425 The Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) recently awarded a former CEO, Mr Mario Kistner (“MK”), €133,800 in compensation for constructive dismissal and non-payment of wages by his former employer, Suirsafe Technologies Limited (the “C...
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Dismissal Pay
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Auto-Enrolment and Pensions: An Update

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 23/05/2023 Automatic enrolment is a new form of retirement savings system that is intended to be introduced in Ireland in 2024. Employees who do not have an occupational pension will be automatically enrolled in the new scheme, with the choice to leave the scheme or ‘opt out’ under certain conditions. With t...
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Pensions Policies and Procedures
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Probationary Periods - A Testing Time

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 30/03/2023 What is probation? Probation is not a legally defined term but generally is understood to mean a defined period usually at the beginning of the employment relationship which affords the employer (and the employee) an opportunity to assess the suitability of the employee for the role. Are there any ...
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Policies and Procedures Probation
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Employment Contracts Must Be Transparent and Predictable: Implications for Employers

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 06/02/2023 Following her popular presentation on the Directive in our Annual Review and its subsequent implementation, Ciara O'Kennedy, Partner in LK Shields Solicitors LLP, provides her insights on the implications for employers. The European Union (Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions) Regulations...
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The Pensions Landscape in Ireland - An Overview

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 24/05/2022 Co-Author: Jennifer O’Neill Employers in Ireland are currently legally obliged to provide their employees with access to pension arrangements. Jennifer O’Neill and Gillian Dully from the Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits Unit at LK Shields provide a helpful overview of the pensions landsc...
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Pensions
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Health and Safety Issues in the Remote Workplace

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 24/03/2022 The provisions of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (the 2005 Act) and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 to 2021 apply to the remote working environment. However, as they were not drafted with remote working in mind but rather at a time when...
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Health and Safety A-Typical Working Remote and Hybrid Working
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Hybrid Working Policy: Key Considerations for Employers

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 26/01/2022 With the Irish government’s announcement that a return to physical attendance in workplaces can commence on a phased basis appropriate to each sector from 24 January 2022, many employers in Ireland will be welcoming back cohorts of staff who have worked remotely for the vast majority of the COVID-1...
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A-Typical Working Policies and Procedures Remote and Hybrid Working