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What We Learned Last Quarter - August 2023

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 31/08/2023 Legal Island's Knowledge Team have collated all of the updates we sent our 1,600+ Irish Employment Law Hub subscribers in Q3 2023. Every few months, we update you with some of the key developments in employment law and HR affecting the Irish workplace in the quarter. We cover all of the updates for...
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Contracts of Employment Family Friendly Rights
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Update on Domestic Violence Leave - Expected to Come into Effect this Autumn

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 23/08/2023 INTRODUCTION Ireland is one of the first countries to introduce statutory domestic violence leave, with the aim of supporting victims of domestic violence. The leave is to facilitate and support employees who are victims of such abuse to engage with medical, legal, and other specialist support ser...
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Leave
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Can ChatGPT Summarise a Legal Case Accurately? Legal Island Conducts an Experiment to Find Out

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 15/08/2023 Since the moment OpenAI launched its chatbot ChatGPT, powered by artificial intelligence, users from around the world have been testing its capabilities and its limits. Legal Island is one of those inquisitive users. We recently conducted an experiment to test the chatbot's ability to write an empl...
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Conducting a Pregnancy Risk Assessment

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 10/08/2023 INTRODUCTION Pregnancy in the workplace can pose challenges for organisations and managers. Under Irish legislation, additional health, safety and welfare obligations will apply once an employer has been notified of an employee’s pregnancy. An employer should commit to successfully managing the he...
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Health and Safety
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ROI Employment Law In Brief: July 2023

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 09/08/2023 July was a month of rain, rain and more rain! At least we had Barbenheimer and the FIFA Women’s World Cup to entertain us together with plenty of activity in the Irish employment law landscape, including the RTÉ payments controversy, enactment of certain provisions of the Work Life Balance Act and ...
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Collective and Trade Union Issues
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Updated Easy Reference Statutory Leave Tables

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 08/08/2023 The RDJ Employment Team has prepared a helpful table setting out the various types of statutory leave currently available to employees, along with additional statutory leaves that are expected to be enacted over the coming months: Type of Leave Who is entitled? For how long? Is it paid? ...
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Leave
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Surveillance of Employees in Ireland - Protecting Employee Rights in the New Digital Age

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 21/07/2023 By Fiona Egan, Orla Veale Martin and Rebecca Dooley, Kennedys Law Automated surveillance of employees by their employers is not a new practice and originates as far back as the Industrial Revolution. However, with technological advancements and the COVID-19 pandemic having escalated new ways of wor...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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Utilizing ChatGPT Premium for Summarizing Legal Judgments

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 19/07/2023 Legal judgments seem to be growing in length, with some reaching the scale of epic novels. For instance, the 2012 Berezovsky v Abramovich case, one of the longest UK Supreme Court judgments in recent history, spanned nearly 500 pages. The rumour of the High Judge needing an oxygen tent after deliv...
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ROI Employment Law In Brief: June 2023

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 06/07/2023 June was a month of glorious sunshine, save the dates (our ROI Annual Review on 29th November!) and seminars! At Legal Island, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary, saw new developments at the WRC and more new employment laws introduced, this time on pay transparency. Grab a cuppa for a whistle-stop...
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Non-Disclosure Agreements in the UK & Ireland

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 05/07/2023 Non-Disclosure Agreements in the UK & Ireland Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have in the last few years been hotly debated in the English-speaking world. NDAs — also referred to as ‘confidentiality clauses’ or, in a more pejorative context, ‘gagging clauses’ — are legal contracts that stipula...