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April 2015 – The Importance of Good advice

A number of successful claims taken by employees in the Cavan area highlight the need for employers to take care when reducing employee numbers. In case UD30/2014 an employee claimed redundancy due to the downturn in the economy. 286 more words

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Family Leave Legislation

Minister of State Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin has announced, in an interview with RTÉ’s Prime Time programme, that the upcoming Family Leave Bill is likely to include a new entitlement for fathers to two weeks’ of paid paternity leave in the event of the birth of their child. 593 more words

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Employee Loses Unfair Dismissal Claim After Dismissal for Refusal to Work Christmas Day

Christmas and the holiday season is a time where everyone wishes to take time off and spend it with their family and go through their annual traditions. 958 more words

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Budget 2015: The Impact on Employers

The Budget affects everyone and there is no escaping from it. However, the vast majority of employers are not concerned with discussions on the duty on a 20-pack of cigarettes increasing by €0.40c. 618 more words

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REAs Back on the Agenda

The Minister for Business and Employment, Gerald Nash TD, announced this week that good progress is being made on the drafting new legislation to replace the Registered Employment Agreement system (REAs). 202 more words

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Recent EAT TUPE decision clearly restates the position on service provision contracts

TUPE has become very much a hot topic in Ireland with more and more cases being presented to the Rights Commissioner and EAT year on year. 604 more words

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Equality Tribunal Rules on Surrogacy Question

We had previously posted that the European Court of Justice had issued an opinion on a case referred to them, and found that EU law does not require that a mother who has had a baby through a surrogate agreement should be entitled to maternity leave or its equivalent. 524 more words

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