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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...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Contracts of Employment Working Time and Leave
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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 ...
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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...
This article is listed under the following topics:
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...