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Review of Recent Employment Developments in Ireland 25/6/2021

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 25/06/2021 This week's top stories: The Supreme Court has confirmed that sectoral employment orders (SEOs) legislation is lawful Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 should soon become law: Seanad Committee Stage debate was held this week A new pilot programme to test the effectiveness of a four-day working...
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All Change at Work: Hybrid, Remote, the Right to Disconnect and the Four-Day Working Week

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 22/06/2021 As the pandemic rumbles on, it looks like remote and hybrid working are here to stay. But we've also seen other changes come into play, such as the Code on the right to disconnect and this week sees the launch of a new campaign for a four-day working week in Ireland. Here are some of the highlights...
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A-Typical Working Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Review of Recent Employment Developments in Ireland 11/6/2021

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 11/06/2021 This week's top stories: A statutory sick pay scheme will be phased in over a four-year period The government has published the Plan for Action on Collective Redundancies following Insolvency Emergency legislation in response to Zalewski is due within ‘couple of weeks’ HSE managers have been told ...
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In Brief: Important Updates from May 2021

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 08/06/2021 This month's In Brief looks at a number of Covid-19 related employment developments, including advice on vaccinations for employees on both sides of the border and much more besides. ISME Dissatisfied with Non-Vaccinated Workers' Guidance Small firms' body ISME has accused the Government of exposi...
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The Return to Work Safely Protocol Updated - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 01/06/2021 Ireland's reopening plan after the Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions is continuing. Most recently, non-essential retail has reopened and hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and self-catering accommodation are shortly due to reopen. In May 2020, the Return to Work Safely Protocol was published. In December 20...
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Updated Work Safely Protocol

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 19/05/2021 The Updated Work Safely Protocol was published on the 14th of May 2021 and in this article, Caoimhe Heery, Partner in the Employment Team at Flynn O'Driscoll Business Lawyers considers the practical Implications and the Issues arising from the updated protocol including vaccinations, antigen testin...
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Health and Safety Coronavirus/Covid-19
Resources

An Audience with RDJ (May 2021) Discussion Around the WRC Adjudication Service, Redundancy & Face Masks

Posted in: Webinar Recordings on 19/05/2021 In this webinar recording, Antoinette Vahey, Partner with RDJ discusses the following with Scott Alexander: WRC Adjudication Service – following the recent Supreme Court case of Zalewski -v- Adjudication Office & ors [2021] IESC 24 the WRC has made a number of changes to the operation of its A...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Vaccinations within the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 13/05/2021 The Coronavirus Vaccination roll out will bring a lot of positives to people’s daily lives, but what does it mean for employers within the workplace - will it be a requirement, what policies should be considered and what are the legal implications? Many questions are being asked about the process f...
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How to successfully re-open the ‘Craic’ Economy

Posted in: Coaching in the Moment on 13/05/2021 The well-known economist, David McWilliams, loves to coin phrases to address new situations. The creator of unforgettable terms such as ‘The Pope’s Children’, ‘Breakfast Roll Man’ and the ‘Ghost Estates’ has not been found wanting during the current economic whirlwind. The sector facing the biggest...
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Case Law

Medical Council v Dr. Gerard Waters [2021]

Posted in: Case Law on 22/04/2021 This is an application brought by the Medical Council seeking an interim suspension of the Respondent’s registration from the Register of Medical Practitioners pursuant to s.60 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007. The Respondent is a general practitioner. On the 16th of September 2020, the Medi...