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New EU Legislation to Help Tackle Food Fraud

New Official Controls Regulation to improve food traceability and restore consumer trust in the integrity of agri-food chain


Top Tips for Employees under Protection of Employee Tips Bill 2017

Proposed legislation seeks to guarantee retention of tips for service workers


Re-assignment Constitutes Breach of Employment Contract

A Health Service Executive ("HSE") employee has been successful in her appeal against a High Court decision which found that the HSE had an entitlement to re-assign her.


Further Delays to Ratification of Unified Patent Court Agreement

German President requested to delay the signing of legislation implementing the Unified Patent Court system


Irish Data Protection Commissioner Warns of GDPR Storm on the Horizon for Small Businesses

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner has called on small businesses to begin preparations for new EU data protection rules before it is too late.


UK law clarifies 'Unjustified Threats' across Patent, Trade Mark and Design Law

New UK Intellectual Property Act brings more clarity to what can constitute a "groundless" or "unjustified" threat when it comes to enforcing IP rights.


Significant Changes to Double Tax Treaties as Ireland signs up to the OECD MLI

Ireland Signs up to Streamlined Process for the Amendment of Global Tax Treaties


Knowledge Development Box (Certifications) Act 2017 Comes into Operation

The Commencement Order for the Knowledge Development Box (Certifications) Act 2017 signed on 19 May 2017, bringing the Act into operation.


Amendment to Competition Law Signals Change for Employers

New law to allow for collective bargaining by voice over actors, session musicians and freelance journalists.