Employment law



Lisa Bryson: Success of Chancellor's Job Support Scheme is critical for business survival

Lisa Bryson, partner and head of employment at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, highlights the importance of the successor to the Covid-19 furlough scheme.

Published 30 September 2020

Law centre warns successor to furlough scheme won't prevent mass redundancies

New employment supports set to be introduced by the UK government following the end of the furlough scheme are not sufficient to avoid mass redundancies and significant hardship, Law Centre NI has said.

Published 28 September 2020

Richard Grogan: How a mandatory sick pay scheme could impact Irish employers

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates considers the impact on Irish employers of a mandatory sick pay scheme.

Published 24 September 2020

DLA Piper urges 'proactive approach' to employee mental health

DLA Piper has urged Irish employers to take a "proactive approach" to their employees' mental wellbeing as Ireland slowly begins reopening society and business.

Published 27 August 2020

Furloughed employees to receive full redundancy payments

Workers in Northern Ireland who are laid off while furloughed will receive redundancy pay based on their normal wages under changes welcomed by employment lawyers.

Published 14 August 2020

Proposals to reform trade union laws out to consultation

Proposals to reform trade union legislation in Northern Ireland for the first time since devolution have gone out to consultation.

Published 10 August 2020

Richard Grogan: How an employee can fall foul of the Redundancy Payments Acts

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates considers redundancy law where an employee moves from one part of a group of companies to another.

Published 5 August 2020

New law to ensure furloughed employees receive full redundancy payments

Workers in Northern Ireland who are laid off while furloughed will receive redundancy pay based on their normal wage under new laws being brought in next month.

Published 30 July 2020

Uber drivers seek disclosure of company algorithm in Dutch case

Uber drivers have launched a legal case in the Netherlands to force the release of the computer algorithms used to manage their work in a test case that could lead to greater transparency for millions of gig economy workers.

Published 21 July 2020

Ailbhe Dennehy: A cautionary tale for employers dismissing during probation

Ailbhe Dennehy, partner at William Fry, considers a significant High Court ruling concerning an employee dismissed during probation.

Published 15 July 2020

Richard Grogan: Ruling on collective redundancies will come as surprise to many

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines a recent case concerning collective redundancies.

Published 13 July 2020

Government to appeal High Court ruling on sectoral employment orders

The government has said it will appeal a High Court judgment striking down the law providing for sectoral employment orders (SEOs) setting out minimum pay and conditions for certain workers.

Published 10 July 2020

Dáil committee to investigate TD's criticism of judge

A TD who singled out a High Court judge for criticism after a high-profile employment law ruling is facing an investigation from a Dáil committee.

Published 10 July 2020

Lisa Bryson: Now is the time to be thinking about the future and the potential for redundancies

Lisa Bryson, partner and head of employment at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, considers the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Northern Ireland.

Published 7 July 2020

Spain: Proposed legislation to protect employees working from home

Spaniards who work from home will be given the right to suggest their working hours and to claim teleworking expenses from their employer, under a new bill.

Published 1 July 2020