Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series

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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...
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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...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Retirement and Age Discrimination – Frequent Questions Answered

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 06/07/2016 The area of retirement and age discrimination raises frequent queries for our readers. In light of the increasing state pension age and the disconnect between many employer’s contractual retirement age and the state pension age coupled with the increasing preference of older workers to work beyond ...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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Q&A - Working Time Legislation in Ireland

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 26/05/2016 1. If you pay discretionary sick benefit can you have a policy where that discretionary benefit is not paid if sick leave is taken either following or preceding leave, be that leave annual leave/maternity leave/parental leave? There is no statutory obligation on employers to pay sick leave and it ...
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Workplace Relations Commission Inspections – Is your business inspection fit?

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 11/04/2016 The Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) is empowered to monitor employment conditions through its inspection services to ensure compliance and enforcement of equality and employment related legislation. These functions were previously performed by NERA. In this Hot Topics Article, Emer O’Sulliva...
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Organisation of Working Time: UK EAT Says Commission is to be Included in Calculation of Holiday Pay

Posted in: Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 29/02/2016 Deirdre Crowley in Crowley Solicitors has been observing developments in the UK in respect of the core pay issue regarding the inclusion of commission in the calculation of holiday pay. In this brief review, Deirdre brings readers up to speed in relation to a significant decision from the UK Employ...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment