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Non- Compete Clauses: Peter Bellew v Ryanair High Court – [2019]

Non- Compete Clauses: Peter Bellew v Ryanair High Court – [2019] As 2019 came to a close, the High Court issued one of its final decisions of the...

Right to legal representation in workplace disciplinary procedures

The Supreme Court, in McKelvey v Irish Rail [2019], have issued a welcome clarification of an employee's entitlement to ‘representation’ during...

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...

Paid 2 Weeks Parents Leave

 Parents Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 On the 1st November 2019, first time legislation pertaining to Parents Leave came into effect by virtue of the Parents Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 which confers a number of rights to either parent upon the of a child. it i...

Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2019: 8 Weeks Additional Leave

Parental Leave Amendment Act 2019 Current Parental Leave legislation provides that an employee is entitled to avail of up to 18 weeks unpaid parental leave for the sole purpose of taking care of their child. In order to qualify for this leave, the employee must have...

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...

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 June...

Moving towards a “The Right to Disconnect”: A step too far?

Kepak Convenience Unlimited Company -v- Grainne O’Hara [2018] ADJ- 00008654 In a decision made earlier this month, the Labour Court upheld an award of €7,500 in favour of the Complainant against her former employer for working more than 48 hours in a week by merely...

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