Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Development

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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...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments Issued: 21/08/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 21/08/2015 Highlights: The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., has recently signed into effect a number of Employment Rights and Industrial Relations related Orders and Regulations; McDowell Purcell write an interesting article on The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 201...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments Issued: 07/08/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 07/08/2015 Highlights: New collective bargaining rights being brought into law and the right to accrue holidays during sick periods also coming into operation; Ciara Mc Mahon from Hayes Solicitors has an interesting article which discusses the interaction between subject access requests under Data Protection...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments Issued: 24/07/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 24/07/2015 Highlights: The Low Pay Commission has recommended a 50c increase in the National Minimum Wage; the government has announced a package of potential childcare reforms, including (potentially) a full year's paid leave for parents; and the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015 has passed all stag...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments Issued: 10/07/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 10/07/2015 Highlights: We have changes to equality laws proposed in education and health sectors; our comparative law table has been updated; there's a new report on the use of the organisation of working time 48 hour opt-out clause in the EU; a report on comparative world-wide workplace whistleblowing laws; ...
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Review of Recent Employment Developments Issued: 26/06/2015

Posted in: Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 26/06/2015 Highlights: A guide to the Companies Act from Lee & Sherlock Solicitors; potential changes to LGBT employees' rights in the education sector; the Workplace Relations Act 2015 has finally been published online; lots of Data Protection news, including the new Commissioner's first annual report an...