Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Development

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Review of Recent Employment Developments 15/1/2016

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 15/01/2016 CONTENTS 1. Case Law Reviews2. Comparative Employment Law Table Updated3. Programme for Government 20164. Zero Hour Contracts5. Health & Safety Developments6. UK Developments7. Employment News in the Media8. Thought-Provoking Video Highlights this week: Welcome back to our first review email o...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments 23/12/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 23/12/2015 Highlights this week: The big news is that the General Data Protection Regulation has been agreed and just needs formal approval in the spring. €20m fines for data protection breaches here we come! Ronan Daly Jermyn has a useful summary of the main developments. The Legal Services Regulation Bill h...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments 11/12/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 11/12/2015 Highlights this week: We get some clarification on parental leave and disability issues and the EU Commission has proposed a European Accessibility Act, which will set common accessibility requirements for certain key products and services that will help people with disabilities at EU level to part...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments 27/11/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 27/11/2015 Highlights this week: So many developments this week that we've decided to hold back the case law reviews until later. The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 is at the second stage in the Dáil. This Bill, if enacted, will amend the Employment Equality Acts and insert an express requireme...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments 13/11/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 13/11/2015 Highlights this week: It's largely about equality law in this edition - same-sex marriages can take place from Monday, there's an investigation into low pay based on age and we consider when an employer may be vicariously liable for the harassment acts of its employees. Also, Google has launched a ...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments 30/10/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 30/10/2015 Highlights this week: It's all new this week - We have a 34th amendment to the Irish Constitution; a new SI in whistleblowing; a new approach to open data from government; and new pay rises expected for 2016. Elsewhere, the UK government announces new plans to force larger employers to publish info...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments 16/10/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 16/10/2015 Highlights this week: Apologies for an infuriatingly long review today. It's been a busy fortnight, with the budget bringing many employment-related changes; data protection shocks; the WRC updating all the employment dispute information available online; developments on Employment Equality (Abolit...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments 02/10/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 02/10/2015 Highlights: Whistleblowing guidance for public bodies has been published for consultation. It should be best practice, so private sector organisations should also take note. And the Workplace Relations Act is now in force. It's taken a while but we should see a more streamlined and effective system...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments Issued: 18/09/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 18/09/2015 Highlights: The JLC is inviting applications from representative bodies that wish to be included on a panel; the Courts Service is inviting tenders from firms of solicitors authorised to practice in Ireland; the first same-sex marriages will take place before the end of the year; Department of Heal...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments Issued: 04/09/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 04/09/2015 Highlights: The government has issued a draft Model Publication Scheme under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 for public consultation; more than 8,790 days were lost to industrial disputes between April and June; Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 may bring in the requirement to...