Employment law

Parental bereavement legislation to be brought to Stormont

Legislation providing for parental bereavement leave and pay will be brought to the Northern Ireland Assembly following the completion of a consultation.

Published 21 January 2021

Workers' rights to be watered down post-Brexit

Employment rights enshrined in EU law are set to be scrapped in the UK following Brexit, according to reports.

Published 15 January 2021

Natasha Hand: Discrimination on the race ground under the Employment Equality Act 1998

Employment lawyer Natasha Hand examines a case concerning alleged discrimination on the race ground in a company's sick pay scheme.

Published 6 January 2021

New code of practice to set out 'right to disconnect'

The Workplace Relations Commission has launched a public consultation on the drafting of a new code of practice on the "right to disconnect".

Published 21 December 2020

Richard Grogan: The importance of working time records

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates the importance of often-overlooked working time records.

Published 18 December 2020

Parents to gain additional three weeks of paid leave

Parents are set to be given an additional three weeks of paid parent's leave under plans agreed by ministers yesterday.

Published 9 December 2020

Right to redundancy law suspended until March

The suspension of laws allowing employees to demand redundancy after a certain length of temporary lay-off has been extended until the end of March 2021.

Published 25 November 2020

Statutory sick pay laws to be introduced by end of 2021

Plans to introduce a statutory sick pay scheme in Ireland by the end of 2021 have moved forward with the launch of a government consultation on how such a scheme could work.

Published 16 November 2020

Ban on over-35s becoming gardaí ruled unlawful

A ban on over-35s applying to become gardaí is discriminatory and unlawful, the Workplace Relations Commission has ruled.

Published 5 November 2020

Andrew Desmond: Data Protection Commission finds prison security system in breach of GDPR

Andrew Desmond, associate at William Fry, examines a recent investigation by the Data Protection Commission (DPC).

Published 5 November 2020

Restrictions on asylum seekers' access to work to be eased

Restrictions on asylum seekers' access to the labour market in Ireland are set to be eased under new legislation, Justice Minister Helen McEntee has announced.

Published 22 October 2020

Mason Hayes & Curran: HR professionals do not expect full reopening until April 2021

HR professionals do not expect their workplaces to fully re-open until after April 2021, according to a new survey conducted by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Published 8 October 2020

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