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Your Questions Answered

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 18/12/2015 Jennifer Cashman, Partner, from Ronan Daly Jermyn considers questions which came up at Legal-Island's recent Annual Review of Employment Law. This email is the second in a short series of Q&A articles which provide brief answers to your questions. In this email, we focus on questions surroundin...
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Protected Disclosures (Whistleblowing) - Your Questions Answered

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 04/12/2015 In this article, we focus on questions surrounding protected disclosures (whistleblowing). With reference to protected disclosure, if allegations prove to be unfounded and are in fact vexatious, what scope is there for disciplinary measures, particularly if the wrongfully accused person invokes the...
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Q&A on Irish Case Law 2015

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 26/11/2015 Whether it was justifiable to have different employee’s conduct the same work on different rates of pay due to length of service? I understand that this situation has arisen due to longer serving employees benefiting from higher rates of pay from JLCs.This does raise equality concerns as ideally th...
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Safe Harbour regime declared invalid

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 08/10/2015 On Tuesday the Court of Justice of the European Union declared the Safe Harbour regime, which is used to legitimise the transfer of personal data to the US, to be invalid. This decision has huge ramifications for both US companies processing European personal data in the US as well as companies in ...
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FAQ on the accrual of annual leave during sickness

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 01/10/2015 Welcome to the ByrneWallace Employment Law team’s guide to the new rules on annual leave and sick leave. Introduction Since 1 August 2015, employees who have been absent from work due to medically certified illness have been entitled to accrue annual leave as if they were at work. The change becam...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Sickness and Absence Working Time and Leave
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Protected Disclosures Act 2014: Draft Guidance for Public Bodies Published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...