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Protected Disclosures Act 2014: Draft Guidance for Public Bodies Published

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 29/09/2015 Whistleblowing in the workplace is one of the major issues employers have to deal with today.http://www.per.gov.ie/en/protected-disclosures-act-2014/ The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the “Act”) came into force on 15 July 2014. The Act introduced serious sanctions (including awards of up to five ...
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Contracts of Employment Collective and Trade Union Issues
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Working Time and Travel - Are Workers Now to be Paid for Travelling to and from Work?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 14/09/2015 A recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) has the potential to have significant ramifications for employers in that the Court decided that certain categories of workers who travel from their homes to customers’ premises are considered to be working, for the purpos...
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Inspection Powers of the New Workplace Relations Commission

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 10/03/2015 The Workplace Relations Bill 2014, when enacted, is expected to allow for the establishment of a new Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and the commencement of operations in May 2015. In this article, Alan Haugh BL, who was seconded on a full-time basis to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise &...
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Questions Arising from Workplace Investigations

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 11/12/2014 Q1. If a bullying claim is withdrawn or found to be falsely accused, can the employer undertake an investigation on whether the accused was unfairly treated or victimised by the accuser or must the accuser first raise a grievance action? A false accusation will be a potential disciplinary issue. Th...
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Irish Employment Law Legislative Updater

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 09/09/2014 We are pleased to publish the fourth Irish Employment Law Legislative Updater, penned by Barra Lysaght BL.The purpose of the tracker is to reflect discussions and pull together amendments in the Dáil to legislation that will be of interest to employers, employees and their representatives.This issu...
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The Importance of Data Protection in the Workplace

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 28/02/2014 Following the recent news stories, recent allegations of bugging surrounding the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission and the security breach at Loyaltybuild in November, we thought it would be useful to put together recent news items and articles regarding Data Protection in the workplace for our s...
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Wage Claims - Recent EAT Decision

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 14/01/2014 Louise Harrison writes:Section 5 of the Payment of Wages Act 1991 (the “Act”) prohibits a deduction from an employee’s pay made without the employee’s agreement. In recent years, against a backdrop of cost-cutting by employers, a claim for breach of Section 5 of the Act has been the favoured redres...
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Fixed Term Contracts - Carmela Carratù v Poste Italiane SpA – AG OPINION

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 08/11/2013 Michelle outlines fixed term contracts in the case of Carmela Carratù v Poste Italiane SpA – AG OPINION. In Carmela Carratù v Poste Italiane SpA, the referring court had already found it to be unlawful for Poste Italiane to have employed the applicant in the main proceedings, Ms Carratù, under a fi...
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Contracts of Employment Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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Bullying & Harassment - Brannigan v County Louth VEC

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 24/09/2013 Bullying and harassment has an insidious effect upon workplace relations, pitting one employee against another, to the detriment of all concerned. This type of behaviour erodes team morale, affects staff performance and can result in expensive claims against employers. Earlier this year, we hosted ...
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Protected Disclosure Bill 2013

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 06/09/2013 We asked Mason Hayes & Curran to give us their views on the proposed 'whistleblowing' laws. Elizabeth Ryan, Partner and Catherine-Ellen O'Keeffe, Associate write:On 3 July 2013, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, published the Protected Disclosure Bill 2013 (the ...