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Transfers of Undertakings in Ireland

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 20/09/2011 Eugenie Houston BL is the author of "Transfers of Undertakings in Ireland: Employment Rights". We asked her to explain some issues surrounding business transfers. She writes:The same questions about Transfers of Undertakings (often referred to as 'TUPE' for short) come up time and again, and yet th...
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Transfer Regulations (TUPE)
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N for NERA

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 14/09/2011 Aisling Butler writes: 1. IntroductionNERA was established in order to secure compliance with employment rights legislation with the goal of fostering a culture of compliance in Ireland. It was to be given its statutory footing by way of the Employment Law Compliance Bill 2008 (the “Compliance Bill...
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Employment Law - Injunctions in the Workplace

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 31/08/2011 The High Court case of Mullen v Brown Thomas has been well-reported in the media. We asked the David Fagan to comment on the employment law aspects of the case and whether there might be an increase in using injunctions during disciplinary proceedings in the workplace. David Fagan writes:Ms Justice...
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M for Maternity/Pregnancy-Related Issues

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 22/08/2011 Aisling Butler writes:1. What common questions arise in relation to employees on pregnancy-related leave?Entitlements of pregnant employees are often an area of concern for employers. This is a controversial area of the law and has been the subject of debate both at national and EU level. Among oth...
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Bruton publishes proposals for single structure to replace five employment rights bodies

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 15/08/2011 We have heard today that the Minister has announced the 5 week consultation period and has published the following paper on reform of the State’s employment rights and industrial relations structures, inviting submissions from interested parties by 16th September next. The proposals are aimed at pr...
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Collective and Trade Union Issues
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Contract Law: Public Sector Restrictions

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 05/08/2011 Mary Kelleher writes:1. Engagement of Resources in the Public Sector/Fixed-Term Contracts1.1 Flexibility in engagement of resources Employers in the public sector are facing particularly challenging times in relation to the management of resources. This is against the backdrop of a reduction in pub...
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L for Lawful Severance Agreements

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 08/07/2011 Aisling Butler writes:1. IntroductionEmployers often ask how they can ensure that an employee will not take a case against the employer once the employee’s contract of employment is terminated. While it is open to an employee to take any case s/he may wish, a severance agreement, provided it fulfil...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Health and Safety
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K for Keeping Records

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 13/06/2011 Aisling Butler writes:1. IntroductionAll organisations accumulate enormous amounts of information either in paper or electronic form. This information may relate to decisions the organisation has made, general employee or customer information. What is sometimes not realised is the numerous obligati...
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Contract Law: The Test-Achats Case - What does it mean for Insurers?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 27/05/2011 Mary Kelleher writes:1. IntroductionFrom 21 December 2012, insurance companies will no longer be permitted to take a person's gender into account as a risk factor when determining general and life insurance premiums. This is the result of a recent decision of the European Court of Justice (the “ECJ...
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J for Jurisdiction

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 11/05/2011 Aisling Butler writes:“The systems of access, remedies, appeal and enforcement are now too complex. They lack coherence and consistency and are not user friendly at the point of access.” - Report of the Review Group on the Functions of the Employment Rights Bodies (published by the Department of En...