Legal

Legal news and updates on essential issues related to hr policies in Ireland

Right to Disconnect on the Horizon

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by Séamus Given, Partner and Head of Employment Group at Arthur Cox On 18 December 2020, the Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) launched a public consultation...

Six Crucial Irish Employment Law Changes in 2021

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by Alan Hickey, Peninsula Ireland There’s no doubt that 2020 was a hectic and challenging year for employers. Lockdowns and restrictions changed the way we work,...

Can Employers require their Employees to be Vaccinated for Covid-19?

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by Síobhra Rush, Partner in the Employment, Immigration and Reward division at Lewis Silkin, based in the Dublin office. With a vaccination against coronavirus in...

Application of the European Communities Regulations 2003 (“TUPE”)

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by Laura Graham, Partner in the employment law team at Reddy Charlton Solicitors A transfer of undertaking can arise in a number of scenarios, including...

Employer Obligations and the Christmas Party

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by Maeve Grffin, Solicitor at Fieldfisher The annual office Christmas party is normally a time to relax and unwind. This year more than previous years...

Governments Revised Workplace Protocol

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by Jennifer Cashman, Practice Group Leader of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Employment Group. On the 20th November, the Government published the Work Safely Protocol (the “Protocol”). ...

Employers should take note of lessons in Whistleblower Case

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by Patrick Walshe, Partner in the Employment and Pensions group at Philip Lee A whistleblower cannot be penalised for pointing out wrongdoing, and if that...

Don’t Take Short Cuts When It Comes To Dismissals

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by Patrick Walshe, Partner in the Employment and Pensions group at Philip Lee Ireland has a working population of about 2.4 million people. Given the...

Duties of Confidentiality in the Employment Relationship

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by Barry Walsh, Partner and Head of the Employment Team at Fieldfisher. The recent political controversy about alleged disclosure of confidential information calls to mind...

Statutory Sick Pay on the Horizon?

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by Séamus Given, Partner and Head of Employment Group at Arthur Cox Earlier this year, following clusters of outbreaks of COVID-19 in meat plants and...