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Employer Restrictive Covenants

What does Restriction mean? Restriction on trade is not a legal right nor can you contract an employee to commit to terms that prevents them from working for a competitor because you want "your cake and to eat it".  Simply saying I don’t want them selling products that I sell or working for a competitor [...]

By |2020-03-25T12:44:36+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Employment Law|Comments Off on Employer Restrictive Covenants

Vehicle-Related Workplace Deaths

Vehicle-related workplace deaths Vehicles have become a major cause of workplace deaths, despite the best efforts of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and HSA. The HSA reported 39 work-related fatalities in 2018, down from 48 in 2017 ─ a 19% decline. Despite the decline, the main dangers last year still came from vehicles in [...]

By |2020-03-25T14:21:25+00:00January 21st, 2020|Health and Safety, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Vehicle-Related Workplace Deaths

WRC Case – Sexual Harassment in a Fashion Company

A fashion company chief executive hacked into a female colleague’s phone and downloaded intimate photos of her, an unfair dismissal case has heard. Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) adjudication officer Kevin Baneham noted the “odious” hacking as he ordered the unnamed company to pay the woman €65,000 in compensation over persistent sexual harassment by the chief executive. He [...]

By |2020-03-25T14:29:09+00:00January 21st, 2020|Employment Law, WRC Cases|Comments Off on WRC Case – Sexual Harassment in a Fashion Company

GDPR – The Right to retain my Customers Details

How do companies properly use the information collected from consumers, that benefits companies, customers and the market in general, allowing the production and sale of goods and services that are vital for the economy to work. How does a company develop it business while protecting itself against breaches of GDPR? Most companies hold details of [...]

By |2020-03-25T14:36:42+00:00January 14th, 2020|Employment Law|Comments Off on GDPR – The Right to retain my Customers Details

Employment Law Updates for 2020

  Employment Law Updates for 2020  Wage Increase: €10.10 is the new minimum wage from February 1st, 2020 which is covered by the NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE ACT, 2000.  Section 11.—(1) says, the Minister shall, by order, after taking into account the impact the proposed rate may have on employment, the overall economic conditions in the [...]

By |2020-03-25T14:46:20+00:00January 6th, 2020|Employment Law, News|Comments Off on Employment Law Updates for 2020

Employers obligation to provide work to employees with a disability.

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Nano Nagle case: Duties of an employer Section 16 of the Employment Equality Acts requires an employer to take appropriate measures to facilitate persons with disabilities in accessing and participating in employment unless those measures would impose a disproportionate burden on the employer. The Act provides non-exhaustive examples [...]

By |2020-03-25T14:52:21+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Disability, Employment Equality, Employment Law, Employment Law, HR, Human Resources, Supreme Court, Workplace Relations Commission, WRC Cases|Comments Off on Employers obligation to provide work to employees with a disability.

Right to Legal Representation in Internal Disciplinary Proceedings

The Supreme Court ruled in November 2019 that employees have no automatic right to bring legal representatives to internal workplace disciplinary procedures. The case of McKelvey v Irish Rail, the court ruled that an employee would need to establish that they have an ‘exceptional’ case that requires the involvement of lawyers. Mr McKelvey was an [...]

By |2020-03-25T15:30:01+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Employment Law, HR, Human Resources, Supreme Court|Comments Off on Right to Legal Representation in Internal Disciplinary Proceedings