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Freedom of Information Bill

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 06/08/2013 Michelle writes about the major overhaul of Freedom of Information proposed in the new draft legislation and lists some key features of the draft Bill:The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform published the Freedom of Information Bill 2013 on 24 July. This legislation, if enacted, will establi...
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Issues Arising from Social Media in the Workplace

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 07/06/2013 William Fry, one of Ireland's largest Law firms produced a social media and employment report which has placed the work practices of both employers and employees under the microscope. Focusing on a number of issues arising from the use of social media in the workplace, the report demonstrates that ...
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Data Protection Developments - 24th Annual Report of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 07/06/2013 The 24th Annual Report of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (the “DPC Office”) has been released this week and it contains many points of interest for organisations. As employment law practitioners, we have seen a notable increase in the volume of data access requests being lodged by e...
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Contract Law: Redundancy Update - Irish Employers May Now Have to Consider 'Bumping'

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 09/04/2013 We asked Jeffrey Greene, Solicitor in McCann FitzGerald’s Employment Group, whether the concept of bumping is recognised in Ireland in the context of redundancies.1. Summary'Bumping' in a redundancy situation occurs when employee A’s position is to be made redundant, but employee A is instead moved...
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Easter Employment Developments (2013)

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 02/04/2013 Jennifer O'Sullivan from Ronan Daly Jermyn, Cork, has highlighted a couple of recent employment law developments that will interest HR professionals in Ireland:1. Courts Bill 2013 – Important Changes to Monetary Jurisdiction LimitsOn 19 March 2013, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr...
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Legal Issues Relating to Internal Disciplinary Processes and Suspensions from the Workplace

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 01/03/2013 The recent Judgment of Mr. Justice O'Keeffe, Higgins and Another - v - Governor & Co of the Bank of Ireland [2013] IEHC 6, followed a trial that ran for 51 days. A manager of the Defendant bank had been placed on a lengthy period of special paid leave, during which time the bank conducted enqui...
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Review of Recent Labour Court Decisions: The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 15/02/2013 The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (OWT Act) continued to be a prominent source of appeals from decisions of Rights Commissioners to the Labour Court in 2012, with almost one hundred appeals being disposed of during the course of the year. The OWT Act is a difficult and technical piece of le...
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Vicarious Liability

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 22/01/2013 Louise Harrison writes:The doctrine of vicarious liability is long-established. It holds that where a person commits a wrong in the course of his employment, not only is he himself directly liable, but his employer may also be held accountable – ‘vicariously liable’ - for the employee’s act or omis...
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U for Undue Influence in the Disciplinary Process

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 17/12/2012 Louise Harrison writes:Summary A recent Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) determination demonstrates yet again the EAT’s focus on the integrity of procedures followed in the disciplinary process. In Karen Egan v Ulster Bank Group (Ireland) (UD1772/2010), the EAT accepted that the Claimant’s condu...
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Contract Law: Sickness Absence

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 10/10/2012 This article concerns Sickness Absence and the Impact of the case of Delaney v Central Bank of Ireland. Natasha Canniffe writes:Sickness absence in the workplace, particularly where it is recurrent or long term, has a significant impact on employers. It is for that reason that employers will often ...