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Agency Work Act - Guidance Document

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 28/09/2012 Jennifer Cashman writes:1. IntroductionThe long awaited guidance document (“the Guidelines”) on the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 (“the Act”) has been published by the Minister.The Guidelines are intended to assist agency workers, hirers of agency workers and employment a...
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T for Transfer Regulations

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 24/08/2012 Louise Harrison writes:1. The Transfer Regulations and Outsourcings/Service Provider ChangeoversThe EC (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 (the “Transfer Regulations”) protect employees in business transfers. Where an ‘undertaking’ transfers from one employer to a...
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S is for Social Media

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 03/05/2012 Louise Harrison writes: 1. Implementing a ‘Best Practice’ PolicyEmployers are increasingly being confronted with problems arising out of employees’ use of social media, both within and outside of the workplace, in the course of work and otherwise. As with employees’ use of email and internet, produ...
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Publication of Workplace Relations Reform Blueprint Document

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 06/04/2012 As you will know, Minister Richard Bruton has commenced a reform programme of the State’s workplace relations structures and procedures. The Minister’s aim is to provide a simple, independent, effective, impartial, cost effective and workable means of redress and enforcement, within a reasonable pe...
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R for Retirement - Challenging Compulsory Retirement

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 20/03/2012 Louise Harrison writes: There has been a surge in litigation in recent years with respect to the enforcement by employers of retirement ages. The question of compulsory retirement has become a thorny one. 1. Irish Position on Compulsory Retirement There is no mandatory retirement age in Ireland, sa...
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Q is for Qualifying Service Period to Bring an Unfair Dismissal Claim

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 10/02/2012 Louise Harrison writes: 1. IntroductionA person proposing to challenge a dismissal under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007 (the “UD Acts”) in Ireland is required, in general, to have at least twelve months’ continuous service with the relevant employer to do so (the “Qualifying Service Period...
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P for Permanent Health Insurance

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 09/01/2012 Louise Harrison writes: IntroductionEmployers often offer Permanent Health Insurance (‘PHI’) as a benefit. PHI can give rise to problems where contractual documents do not properly delineate the extent and the limitations of PHI cover. Two important lessons for employers are highlighted below. 1. E...
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O for Organisation of Working Time Act

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 16/12/2011 Louise Harrison writes: 1. IntroductionThe Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (“OWTA”) regulates a variety of employment conditions including maximum working hours, night work and annual and public holiday leave. This piece looks at three discrete areas regulated by the OWTA which are frequently...
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Contract Law: Whistleblowing Provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2011

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 11/11/2011 Mary Brassil writes: Today's article concerns Whistleblowing Provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2011.1. IntroductionThe recently enacted Criminal Justice Act 2011 (the “Act”) includes protection for whistleblowers that make disclosure to An Garda Síochána regarding certain, largely financial ba...
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Proposed Reforms of Employment Rights and Industrial Relations Structures and Procedures - Submissions Published

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 27/10/2011 The Department for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, has published responses to the proposed reforms of Employment Rights and Industrial Relations Structures and Procedures. 65 submissions were received, including one from Legal-Island. The associated report notes that, "While there ...