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Jumping on the bandwagon – New Irish law introduced to provide security and predictability of working hours for employees on insecure contracts and those working variable hours23 January 2019
The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (“the Act”) is not due to come into force until the first week of March. This gives employers some time to consider the changes the Act will implement, time to update working practices, policies and contracts, and time to “jump on the bandwagon” (pun intended – see below).
Press Release02 January 2019
Declan Groarke joins Lewis Silkin’s office in the Irish capital
05 December 2018
Gender pay gap reporting laws are coming soon to Ireland.
27 November 2018
Cases from the courts continue to emphasise the duty of care on employers to take reasonable steps to protect their employees from the reasonably foreseeable harm which may arise as a result of treatment by other employees, even where such behaviour might not amount to bullying in the workplace.
19 November 2018
The origins of the “gig economy” can be traced back to the worldwide recession in 2008/2009, when people began to take on shorter term freelance “gig” type roles (involving personal service) which went outside the normal parameters of the employer/employee relationship. Very quickly, internet applications to host those services and put users in touch with the service providers came into being. These applications are now called platforms. While technology has kept up with the increase of these platforms, employment law has not, particularly in Ireland.
Press04 October 2018
In an article, Irish Legal News has covered the upcoming Lewis Silkin Ireland office opening and discussed the post-Brexit opportunities for Ireland.
Data protection a “key imperative” for businesses ahead of Brexit “cliff edge” say Lewis Silkin lawyers at Dublin office opening
Press Release03 October 2018
Lewis Silkin has officially opened its new Dublin office with an event at the Marker Hotel, with guest speakers including the Irish Deputy Data Protection Commissioner and Facebook’s International Employment Counsel.
Linda Hynes writes for Legal Island: The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - does it go too far?
Press16 July 2018
In an article for Legal Island, Linda Hynes discusses the new Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 and what it means for employers.
Lewis Silkin named ‘Law Firm of the Year for Labour, Employment & Pensions’ by Who’s Who Legal Global Guide 2018
Press Release09 May 2018
This global recognition follows last year's accolade of our employment team being named ‘the most highly nominated European firm’ by Who’s Who Legal in 2017.
30 April 2018
According to latest statistics, claims of age discrimination made up 14% of cases raised by members of the public to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“IHREC”) under Irish employment legislation. Compulsory and contractual retirement ages in particular have become an increasing area of litigation in Ireland in recent times.
Press Release29 March 2018
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the establishment of a new office in Dublin and the expansion of its role within Ius Laboris, the world’s leading employment law practice.
28 March 2018
At the end of 2017, the Workplace Relations Commission published a Code of Practice on Longer Working (the “Code”). The Code contains guidance for employers and employees on managing the run up to retirement and dealing with requests to work beyond retirement. This has been an area of increasing focus for employers over recent years as the proportion of older workers continues to rise.
28 March 2018
Here’s what you need to know about the six key differences between employment law in Ireland and the US
Inbrief05 March 2018
This Inbrief provides a whistle-stop tour of the most important Irish employment law issues, from the beginning of the employment relationship through to its conclusion.
Inbrief30 August 2017
European Works Councils are the only legally-mandated bodies for transnational information and consultation with employees in the world.