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First Reported WRC Decision on the Statutory Sick Pay Scheme

WRC finds that, in certain circumstances, employers can substitute more favourable sick pay terms...

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Fully Paid Domestic Violence Leave to be Introduced in Ireland Shortly

The entitlement to fully paid domestic violence leave takes effect from 27 November.

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The Human Touch: Employment Law and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is set to have an ever-larger impact on how we work. We consider some of ...

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New Year, New Rules for Employers – The European Union (Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions) Regulations 2022

Important new Regulations provide greater clarity to employees on their terms and conditions of e...

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New Bill to Introduce Five Days Paid Domestic Violence Leave for Workers

The Government has approved the publication of the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions...

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Legal News – January 2022

Here is a selection of our recent publications on subjects that may affect you or your business.

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Prolonging the Farewell – Extended Notice Periods for Residential Tenancies

Amendments to residential tenancies legislation extend termination notice periods for landlords a...

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Just What the Doctor Ordered – Paid Sick Leave Becomes the Law in Ireland

This article discusses the recent signing into law of the Sick Leave Act 2022 and the forthcoming...

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Update: Parent’s Leave entitlement extends from 5 weeks to 7 weeks

This is an update confirming that Parent's Leave for eligible working parents has increased from ...

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Fitness and Probity Regime – Changes to PCF Roles

On 5 April 2022, the Central Bank of Ireland made further changes to its list of Pre-Approval Con...

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New Whistleblowing Legislation set to Significantly Enhance the Protection Afforded to Whistle-blowers

The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022 has now been published. We discuss some of the ke...

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WRC Inspectors to Target Specific Sectors in 2019

WRC inspectors to target a number of sectors of the economy in 2019 including equine, fisheries, ...

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WRC: No Right to Legal Representation in Disciplinary Meeting

The WRC recently revisited the reoccurring question of whether an employee is entitled to bring l...

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Winds of Change are Blowing – Significant Extension to Protections for Whistle-blowers in Ireland

The General Scheme of the Bill to transpose the EU Whistleblowing Directive into Irish law has be...

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Whistleblowing Update – Supreme Court rules that “personal interest communications” can constitute Protected Disclosures

This article examines the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn a High Court ruling that comm...

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Webinar: EU Whistleblowing Directive: Is Your Organisation Ready to Comply with the New Whistleblowing Rules?

William Fry recently participated in two webinars hosted by Franklin Paris which discussed the EU...

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We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday…or Are We? Is the Green List Really the Green Light for Employees to Holiday Abroad?

The government's COVID-19 "Green List" may impact employees' rights to annual leave and employers...

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Video: Employment & Pensions – A look ahead to 2022

In this roundup video Jane Barrett and Richard Smith, associates in our Employment & Benefits Gro...

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Video: Employment Law Roundup for 2021

Jeff Greene, a Partner in our Employment and Benefits Group, gives a quick video guide to the mos...

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Video: Employment Law Roundup Part 1 – General Developments in 2020

The William Fry Employment & Benefits team is releasing a 3 part series of short videos in Decemb...

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Video: Employment Law Roundup Part 2 – Important cases from 2020

The William Fry Employment & Benefits team is releasing a 3 part series of short videos in Decemb...

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Video: Ireland’s Gender Pay Gap (and Reporting) – Top 10 Questions and Answers

Video: What is the Gender Pay Gap (GPG), why does it exist, when will mandatory GPG reporting com...

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Video: Brexit and Immigration Series – EEA and Non-EEA Nationals

Video: Karen Hennessy and Richard Smith from William Fry and Vincent Chung from Dixcart Legal dis...

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Update: Introduction of Statutory Sick Pay – What Employers Need to Know

The Irish Government has approved the drafting of the General Scheme of the Sick Leave Bill 2021 ...

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Update: Sectoral Employment Order in Construction Industry Includes Pay Rises and Will Increase Costs

Construction and electrical workers to receive pay increases after Minister backs Labour Court re...

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Update: WRC Postpones Face-To-Face Adjudication Hearings In Dublin

The WRC has announced that Dublin based physical face-to-face adjudication, conciliations and med...

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Travelling to Ireland? Here’s What You Need to Know

Our Corporate Immigration team take a look into new travel restrictions and what employers need t...

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The Semenya Case and Similar Application in Ireland

Following the Caster Semenya case, how might non-employee athletes bring discrimination claims in...

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The Pensions Authority publishes form of 2021 Annual Compliance Statement

On 11 November 2021, the Pensions Authority published the form of annual compliance statement (AC...

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The Power of Inclusive Leadership in a Virtual World

Catherine O'Flynn, Head of our Employment & Benefits department, moderated a panel for the HR Dir...

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The Present Pandemic and the Future of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on all our lives. Employers and employees a...

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The New Reign Of The “Rational” Employer?

The UK Court of Appeal, in allowing IBM to proceed with its pensions restructuring, held that a t...

Ciara McLoughlin
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The New Wage Subsidy Scheme – Is It Fit For Purpose?

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The July Jobs Stimulus Package – Key Points for Employers

In this article, we review the Government's July Jobs Stimulus package and the most important iss...

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The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2018

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The Home Front: Remote Working Guidance for Employers

As thousands of people begin to work remotely, we share our top 5 best practice tips for employer...

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Temporary Pause on Employee Ability to Claim Redundancy During Lay-Off or Short-Time

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Terminating Employees: Is the Backstop Under Threat?

Contrasting views taken by the High Court in two recent employment injunctions where an earlier p...

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Supreme Court Confirms Extent of Legal Representation in Disciplinary Proceedings

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Status Quo to be Maintained for Non-EEA Family Members of UK Citizens Residing in Ireland until end of 2020

Irish Immigration Service Delivery confirms non-EEA family members of UK citizens can continue to...

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Statutory Sick Pay Update – Government publishes cabinet approved Sick Leave Bill 2022

The Government's Sick Leave Bill 2022 was announced this week and will now progress through the u...

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Sports Bulletin – A Year in Review in Sport

The William Fry Sports Group look back at the sports sector in 2020

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Significant Award for Employee Dismissed connected to Raising Health and Safety Concerns

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Significant Developments in the UK on the Extent of Employers’ Vicarious Liability

In this article we consider two recent decisions of the UK Supreme Court which have reined in exp...

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Richard Keogh Dismissed by Derby County on Grounds of Misconduct

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Recent Health & Safety Developments: Pressure Mounts to Review Scope of “Occupational Illness” Reporting in the Workplace

Pressure is building on both the government and Health and Safety Authority to examine COVID-19 r...

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Real Concern that Companies may face Financial Difficulties when State Pandemic Supports are Withdrawn

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Reasonable Accommodation – How Far Do Employers Need To Go?

This article considers two recent cases of the WRC dealing with the challenging issue of reasonab...

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Re-assignment Constitutes Breach of Employment Contract

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Publication of the Sick Leave Bill 2021

This article discusses the recent publication of the Sick Leave Bill 2021 and its implications fo...

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Prospective Employees Secure $11m Age Discrimination Settlement with Google

Prospective employees claimed they were wrongly discriminated against throughout Google's intervi...

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Protection For Pregnant Workers in Collective Redundancy? Opinion Proposed To ECJ

The Advocate General of the ECJ has published an opinion concluding that pregnant workers are pro...

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Podcast: The Legal Perspective on Remote Work and Employers’ Obligations

Catherine O'Flynn, Head of our Employment & Benefits department, joined Brian Crooke from the Wor...

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Pensions Winter Briefing

In their latest briefing paper our pensions team discuss new pension rights for mobile workers an...

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New Sectoral Employment Order for Workers in the Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector

We take a look at the recently enacted Sector Employment Order affecting certain workers in the m...

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New Measures to be Introduced in Relation to Tips and Gratuities

New legislation will provide increased transparency for customers and greater protection for empl...

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New Code of Practice on Bullying at Work

A new Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying a...

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Narrowing the Gap – Gender Pay Gap Reporting set to Become Law

The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 is shortly due to be signed into law. This Bill will req...

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Mondaq Webinar: The Changing Employment and Pensions Landscape in Ireland: Recent and Upcoming Developments

On 17 June 2021, Catherine O'Flynn, Ciara McLoughlin, Eimear O'Leary and Richard Smith presented ...

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Mondaq Webinar: Remote Working – Here to Stay?

On Wednesday, 11 November, Catherine O'Flynn, Leo Moore, Nuala Clayton and Declan Lavelle present...

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Lay-Off and Short-Time Working in Response to Covid-19 – What Employers Need to Consider

We consider the Irish position on lay-off and short-time in the context of the current Covid-19 (...

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Is the Construction Industry Building-up to a Pay Increase?

The pay claim recently lodged by the construction workers' unions in Ireland is being considered ...

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Irish Employers need to work harder if they’re to comply with new Work-Life Balance legislation

Irish employers face legal, business and reputational risk if they are not in compliance with rec...

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IORP II – The Pensions Authority Publishes Draft Code of Practice

The Pensions Authority has published a draft code of practice (Code) on the IORP II Regulations. ...

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Injecting Some Clarity for Employers into the Vaccine Conversation

It's time for employers to prepare for the widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Important Updates to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

The Minister for Finance has updated the level of wage subsidies potentially available to employe...

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How the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 is Relevant to (Re)Insurers

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How to Manage an Employee who is ‘Moonlighting’

'Moonlighting' can be described as additional employment, taken on by an employee in addition to ...

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High Court Has No Jurisdiction to Decide Substance of Employment Dispute Against HSE

High Court determines that it has no jurisdiction to grant injunctive relief in respect of statut...

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High Court Confirms One Year Uninterrupted Residence is Required for Citizenship

High Court rules that applicants for citizenship must have one year's uninterrupted residence imm...

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Government Funded Post-Brexit Customs Capacity Training for Business

The Irish Government announced a new funding initiative on 7 August 2019 called the Clear Customs...

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Gender Pay Gap – Government publishes Guidance Note on Calculating Pay Gap Metrics

The Government has published guidance for those employers due to begin reporting their gender pay...

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Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 Signed Into Law

The Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 has been signed into law. Under the Act employers will be...

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Fixed Term Work Update

The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court ruling that fixed-term working legislation can apply to...

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Flexible Policies Needed to Extend Working Lives of Older Workers

The ESRI release study highlighting the need for flexible policies to extend working lives of old...

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Fair Dismissal Resulting From Failed Intoxicant Test

The dismissal of an employee who failed an intoxicant test at an induction training session in a ...

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Extension of Maternity Leave in cases of Premature Births

The Social Welfare Act 2017 has introduced an entitlement to additional maternity leave and relat...

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European Commission Proposes Protections for Workers

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new Directive on transparent and predictable...

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ESRI Report Highlights Labour Market Barriers of Family Members of Non-EEA Nationals

The ESRI examines labour market barriers for family members of non-EEA nationals with an employme...

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – Flexible Working Part 2

In our second bulletin on flexible working, we consider the importance of complying with working-...

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – Government Proposals for Auto-enrolment Pension System

On the ninth day of our 12 Days of Christmas series we look back on the Government's proposals re...

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – Immigration

In today's 12 Days of Christmas bulletin, we look at some decisions from earlier this year about ...

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – Legal Representation/Disciplinary Process

In today's edition, we remind ourselves of the Supreme Court's decision in McKelvey v Iarnrod Eir...

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – our hot topics for the year ahead

Welcome to the final day of our 12 Days of Christmas series! After an eventful 2018, today the Em...

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Employment & Benefits Webinar

Our Employment & Benefits team have put together an on-demand webinar on COVID-19 and the Future ...

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Employment Law in 2018 : Challenges, Opportunities and Trends

William Fry analyses challenges, opportunities and trends in employment law for the year 2018

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – 2020

In the final instalment of our 12 Days of Christmas series, we look at some developments that we ...

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – Brexit and IORP II

On the 11th day of our "12 Days of Christmas" series, we take a look at Brexit and IORP II

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – Casual Employees

In today's article we look at an employment law wolf in a sheep's clothing that will change emplo...

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – Disability Discrimination

In today's 12 Days of Christmas bulletin, we look at some decisions from earlier this year about ...

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – Employer’s Liability for Employee Data Breaches

In the tenth day of our "12 Days of Christmas" series, we take a look back on the possibility of ...

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – Flexible Working

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Emergency Measures to Halt the Spread of Covid-19

Government passes emergency COVID-19 Legislation

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Crash Landing for Restrictive Covenants?

Most employment contracts, in particular those of senior key individuals, will likely include a s...

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COVID-19: New Emergency Legislation Allows Travel to and from Work for “Essential Services” Only

In line with new restrictions, implemented as part of Ireland's national response to COVID-19, on...

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COVID-19 and a Changing Workplace – Government Issues Guidance on the use of Face Coverings

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COVID-19 and Corporate Immigration Update

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COVID-19 Emergency Measure Redundant as Suspended Redundancy Entitlement for Employees Returns

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Courier Company Fails to Deliver on Gross Misconduct Threshold

The Labour Court has held that in order to meet the standard of Gross Misconduct, employees must ...

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Could Your Business Be Held Vicariously Liable for a Rogue Employee’s Data Breach?

Following a recent UK Court of Appeal decision, businesses could now become vicariously liable fo...

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Budget 2018 – What it Means for Employers

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Business Continuity and COVID-19 in the Workplace – NSAI Provides Practical Guidance for Employers

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‘Beast from the East’ – Employers Beware

As one of Ireland's coldest weeks in decades approaches today, employers should be aware of their...

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Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace – An Employment Law Perspective

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Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace (Part 2): AI-Assisted Recruitment and Employment Equality Law

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Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace (Part 6): AI and Employment Law – A Recap

In this article we recap our previous series on the impacts AI could have to Irish employment law.

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Age Discrimination

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A New Tune for Whistle-Blowers – Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 Signed into Law

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Buy-Out and “Free Transfer” Clauses in Soccer Contracts– a “Messi” Affair

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Ireland: Restrictions on Zero-Hour Contracts Amongst Areas Addressed by New Legislation

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At your service: proposed law on protecting employee tips passes Second Stage Seanad Éireann debate

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The Relevance of Artificial Intelligence- AI’s role in the world of work

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Legal News – July 2022

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Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2022: What does it mean for Employers?

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Gender Pay Gap – New Regulations Provide Clarity for Employers on Gender Pay Gap Reporting

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Legal News – June 2022

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Labour Court Confirms that Annual Leave Should be Excluded from the Calculation of ‘Banded Hours’

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Significant Extension to Parent’s Leave and Important Amendment to Adoptive Leave now in effect

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Long Distance Employment Relationships – Trouble in Remote-Working Paradise?

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Important Employment Law Update: New Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect

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Return to Work: Dealing with a Confirmed Case of the Virus in the Workplace

50% of employers say their main data protection concern for returning to work is dealing with a c...

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Important COVID-19 Update: Government Publishes Protocol for a Safe Return to Work

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The Future of How Ireland Works Part 4: The Central Bank is Getting SEARious about Individual Accountability

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Beauty Therapist Awarded €25,000 in Sexual Harassment Case

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Chambers Employment Law Guide 2020 – Ireland

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The Future of How Ireland Works Part 1: The Programme for Government – Key Points for Employers and The Future of Work

In this article, the first in our new series The Future of How Ireland Works, we examine key empl...

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No More Playing Around: Significant Award of almost €100,000 in Gender Pay Discrimination Case

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The Cost of the Coronavirus – To Pay or Not to Pay?

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New Year, New Approach to Mandatory Retirement?

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How to Manage Pandemic-Related PCF Vacancies

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Summary of Income Support Measures – COVID-19

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder? Recent Absence-Related Labour Court Dismissal Decisions Favour Employers

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How to Handle COVID-19 in the Workplace – Practical Guidance for Employers Update

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National Minimum Wage to be Increased by 10 cent per hour from 1 January 2021

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Employee fails in Challenge to Constitutionality of the Workplace Relations Act 2015

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Employer FAQ’s – Pay Entitlements During COVID-19

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Spring Pensions Briefing

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COVID-19 and a Changing Workplace: Face Coverings – What’s The Latest Position?

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CAS Overturns FAI Match-Fixing Suspension Against Former Athlone Town Goalkeeper

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EU Court to Consider if an Irish Pension can be Exempted from a UK Bankruptcy Estate

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Introduction of Statutory Sick Pay in 2021 – What Employers Need to Know

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The Future of How Ireland Works Part 2: The Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Equality in the Workplace

We look at how the policies and initiatives contained in the 'Programme for Government – Our Shar...

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Insight on the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

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Update: Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 Extends Parental Leave Entitlement to 26 Weeks From Today

The Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 further extends parental leave entitlement to 26 weeks fr...

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – Maternity/Discrimination

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – Age Discrimination/Mandatory Retirement

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – Employment Permits

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Update: New Construction Industry Sectoral Employment Order Formalised by Minister

Pat Breen TD formally made a sectoral employment order regarding the construction industry entitl...

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas

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Corporate Immigration Update: Employment Permits (Consolidation and Amendment) Bill 2019

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Immigration Update: Ireland and United Kingdom sign Common Travel Area Memorandum of Understanding

Our corporate immigration team will continue to provide updates on changes or clarifications occu...

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Caster Semenya Free to Run Pending Swiss Federal Tribunal Decision

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Legal News – March 2019

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Immigration is Essential for Ireland’s Continued Economic Recovery; What Can be Done to Facilitate it?

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Legal News – June 2019

Welcome to the June 2019 edition of Legal News. We at William Fry aim to keep you up to date on l...

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School Bus Driver teaches Employer a lesson in Unfair Dismissal

School Bus Driver teaches Employer a lesson in unfair dismissal

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The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018

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Tackling Discrimination in Sport – A Game Plan for Employers

This article provides tips for sporting body employers to mitigate legal and reputational risk as...

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Court of Appeal Reaffirms that High Court has “No Role To Play” in Restraining Redundancies: Injunction Appeal Denied

The Court of Appeal has delivered its much-anticipated judgment in the case of Kearney v Byrne Wa...

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Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas – AI in the Workplace

Welcome to day 4 of our 12 days of Christmas series. Today we look back on our Artificial Intelli...

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Bridging the Gap – The UK Experience

The UK deadline for gender pay gap reporting passed on 4 April 2018. We look at what lessons Iris...

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Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace (Part 3): AI and Gender Equality

AI, used correctly, can help solve gender inequality in the Irish workplace

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