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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...

Irish Law Awards Winners

Alastair Purdy & Co. are proud to announce that we were winners in the recent 2018 Irish Law Awards. The Irish Law Awards took place on Friday...

Disciplining Employees

The Punishment Must Fit the Crime. Disciplining employees can be a difficult process for any employer, especially in circumstances where the...

Interns In the Workplace

Your Duties As Employer. The position of interns in Ireland is unregulated which can lead to difficulties in employers knowing what is expected of them when an intern is hired. One of the most difficult problems that can arise is whether the intern is entitled to be...

Woman Receives €80,000 Over Maternity Leave Discrimination

A woman has been awarded €80,000 by the Equality Tribunal against her former employer as a result of discrimination suffered by her relating to maternity leave. The decision serves as a reminder to employers of the importance of being aware of what is expected of them...

Workplace Relations Act Set to Overhaul Employment Law Procedures

The process for resolving employment disputes will be drastically changed later this year as the Workplace Relations Act comes into force. The Act will hopefully bring an end to the lengthy delays between initiating a claim and getting it heard, which have become a...

Whistleblowers – To Be Granted Protection Under New Legislation

New legislation has been introduced to offer legal protection to those who wish to report concerns over wrongdoing in the public and private sector. The Protected Disclosures Act will provide protection to all employees, including contractors, trainees and agency...

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...

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