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New Collective Bargaining Proposals

The proposal which was agreed by the Coalition parties obliges companies to negotiate with workers, but not necessarily with trade unions. This is an interesting compromise in the long battle that has been waged on the sticky issue of compulsory trade union...

Prenuptial Agreements

As such prenuptial agreements have been on the increase where couples wish to be as honest as possible with each other before they marry.  A prenuptial agreement can help couples begin their marriage with an honest disclosure of their respective financial positions...

Leave Entitlements in Surrogacy Situations

The first of the above mentioned cases was an Irish case, Z v A Government Department and the Board of Management of a Community School (C-363/12). In said case Ms Z applied for adoptive leave but was refused same since there is no express provision in Irish...

Compulsory Retirement Age

The Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011, duly prohibits discrimination in the work place on the grounds of age, however, section 34 (4) of the said Acts, expressly provides that “it shall not constitute discrimination on the age ground to fix different ages for the...