Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series

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The Data Protection Act 2018: HR Headlines

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 09/07/2018 In the fourth of the series by Crowley Solicitors on data processing in the workplace, Eimear Boyle provides an overview of the derogations from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) contained in the Irish Data Protection Act 2018 (DP Act 2018) that will apply to Irish HR professionals’ dat...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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Designating a Data Protection Officer: Key Considerations

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 15/05/2018 In the third of the series by Crowley Solicitors on data processing in the workplace, Eimear Boyle explains when a DPO is required and the scope of their role. The DPO’s duties and responsibilities are highlighted and consideration is given to whether a Privacy Officer, as distinct from a DPO, is ...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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Data Processing at Work: Risk Assessments under the GDPR

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 09/03/2018 In the second of the series by Crowley Solicitors on data processing in the workplace, Eimear Boyle gives an overview of the prevalence of risk and explains how HR professionals should start thinking about their approach to and involvement in some of the risk assessments required under the General ...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures
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Data Processing at Work: The Right to Rectification and Erasure

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 11/01/2018 We are very excited to confirm that the team at Crowley Solicitors led by Deirdre Crowley have agreed to write a series of articles dealing with the many different issues that arise when handling data at work. The first in the series published today, deals with the right of an employee to request ...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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GDPR: Handling Employee Data in the Workplace

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 08/09/2017 In this ‘Hot Topics’ article, Deirdre Crowley writes the first in a series of articles dealing with the topical issue of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on handling employee data in the workplace. The 8 month count down is on to the implementation of the GDPR on 25 May...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Contracts of Employment Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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Workplace Bullying and Harassment in Ireland in 2017

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 13/07/2017 Workplace bullying and harassment has received a root and branch assessment by the Supreme Court in the recent decision of Ruffley v The Board of Management of St. Anne’s School. The Ruffley decision is a watershed development in the history of the legal treatment of workplace bullying and harassme...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Health and Safety
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When love at work works … and what HR Professionals need to know when it doesn’t

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 14/02/2017 Who knows when Cupid’s arrow will strike? Will it strike through the means of a work device or an online dating service that gauges an employee’s best match based on proximity to other site members. When love at work works, it is a thing of beauty. When it doesn’t, HR professionals and managers nee...
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The use of private investigators in an employment context

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 27/01/2017 The question of the use of private investigators often arises in an employment context, whether during the course of defending personal injuries proceedings, investigating potential abuse of sick leave or time and attendance policies by an employee or other internal investigations or disciplinary p...
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Independent Contractor versus Employee – The Uber Decision

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 11/11/2016 The recent decision of the UK Employment Tribunal involving Uber drivers and their status has once again brought the question of the status of contractors versus employees to the forefront of employers’ minds. Employers are often faced with a scenario where an individual who is ostensibly an indepe...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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The Right to Representation at a Disciplinary Hearing

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 13/09/2016 A question which frequently arises in the context of disciplinary hearings is the right of the employee the subject of the disciplinary proceedings to legal or other outside representation. In complying with the well-established principles of natural justice and fair procedures, it is important for...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Disciplinary and Grievance Issues