Employment

Double Employment: Disproportionate Dismissal

Double Employment: Disproportionate Dismissal

TRANSDEV IRELAND LIMITED V CALPIS [2020] IEHC 403[1] The High Court recently upheld the Labour Court’s decision ordering reengagement of a Luas Driver who had been dismissed for ‘moonlighting’ as a taxi driver. WHAT IS ‘MOONLIGHTING’? Moonlighting is the colloquial...

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Contracts of Employment: Overhaul of Sunday Premiums

Contracts of Employment: Overhaul of Sunday Premiums

In the recent case of Trinity Leisure Holdings Limited (t/a Trinity City Hotel) v Kolesnik & Anor [2019] IEHC 654, an employer was successful before the High Court in appealing the Labour Court’s decision which had previously found in favour of the two employees,...

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2019 Irish Law Awards Winners

2019 Irish Law Awards Winners

Alastair Purdy & Co. are proud to announce that we were winners in the recent Irish Law Awards 2019. For two years running, we have won “Connacht/Ulster & Munster Employment Law Firm/Team/Lawyer of the Year”. The Irish Law Awards took place on Friday, 14th...

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Retirement in the Workplace: A Tactical Guide for Employers

Retirement in the Workplace: A Tactical Guide for Employers

Introduction The phrase that “age is merely a mindset” seems to be growing in relevance as today’s aging workforce becomes more eager to work beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. Retirement based age discrimination has had a surprise resurgence in recent years...

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Recent Insights

In Short: New Statutory Leave Proposed for Parents and Carers

On the 20th April 2022, the cabinet discussed the upcoming draft legislation titled the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill (”Bill”), which is due to transpose the EU work life balance directive into Irish Law. The purpose of the Bill to provide more...

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