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New Mandatory Two Weeks Paid Parental Leave

Parental Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 On the 1st November 2019, new legislation on the provision of parental leave came into effect. The Parents...

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...

Alastair Purdy & Co advises in sale of Leading Insurance Broker

Alastair Purdy & Co are delighted to have been involved as lead solicitors in the Sale of Murray & Spelman to Arachas Corporate Insurance...

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...

Disciplining Employees

The Punishment Must Fit the Crime. Disciplining employees can be a difficult process for any employer, especially in circumstances where the employee may not appreciate the gravity of their misconduct. However, the law expects an employer to act reasonably at all...

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...

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