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29 July 2020
This article discusses key measures for employers under the new Irish government’s July Stimulus Plan, plus various commitments under its Programme for Government which could have a significant impact in workplaces.
Law expert believes coronavirus may impact overseas recruitment by English clubs: Stephen O’Flaherty comments for The Irish Times
Press16 July 2020
New guidelines issued by the British Home Office this week have left the situation in sport largely unchanged ahead of the summer transfer window.
Síobhra Rush discusses the issues that can arise in remote working in light of the recent announcement by Leo Varadkar of an open consultation by the DBEI in this area
Press10 July 2020
The Government is launching a public consultation process on guidelines for remote working which has seen a significant increase due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The guidelines are intended to address issues arising from remote working including health and safety, employment rights and data protection. Siobhra Rush discusses some of the employment issues that have arisen as a result of the pandemic.
'Ireland: how we are adapting to Covid-19' Siobhra Rush discusses how we are adjusting to the new working conditions with Future of Work on Newstalk
Press29 May 2020
Siobhra Rush discusses how we are adjusting to the new working conditions at 19.30 minutes.
29 May 2020
We have produced a useful flowchart which will help employers to decide which employees can return to work as part of the Covid-19 road to recovery.
13 May 2020
These FAQs focus on the employment law issues facing employers as restrictions are eased and more employees can come back to work. They cover health and safety obligations, medical testing, contact tracing, deciding which employees should stay at home and what happens if employees don’t want to return. They also cover adjusting hours and responsibilities.
06 May 2020
The government’s Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme is currently due to end on 17 June 2020. It has provided employers with some important breathing space and there is no question it has saved jobs. But as the end of the scheme draws closer, it is important for employers to start considering their exit plans.
01 May 2020
Ireland’s lockdown is likely to be extended beyond the 5th May 2020. When it is eventually lifted, measures for a gradual and phased return to the workplace are likely to be imposed, with social-distancing measures remaining in place. You need to start thinking now about how to manage this process.
01 May 2020
As the Covid-19 crisis begins to ease, employers need to think carefully about how to manage safely the process of returning employees to the workplace. This inbrief summarises the legal landscape and various considerations that employers will need to take into account. The government has suggested that the relaxation of lockdown measures and any return to normal working life will be gradual and implemented on a phased basis. We have seen similar approaches being taken in those countries which are ahead of Ireland and beginning to take such steps.
17 April 2020
The Coronavirus outbreak is rapidly becoming more widespread, raising numerous issues for businesses. We have prepared a comprehensive set of FAQs setting out guidance on all the main questions we are being asked from employers in Ireland.
16 April 2020
On 15 April 2020, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced a further set of changes to the recently introduced Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme in the wake of recent comments in which he accepted there were certain “gaps” in the scheme.
Press08 April 2020
Siobhra Rush comments in this article by Irish Times on reducing workers pay during the Covid-19 crisis.
25 March 2020
The Irish government has introduced the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme to incentivise employers to retain employees on the payroll where possible (replacing the emergency COVID-19 Employer Refund Scheme). What are the implications for employers?
12 March 2020
The Coronavirus outbreak throws up numerous employment law issues, including questions about travel, health and safety, pay and risks of discrimination claims.
Impact of Brexit on teenage Irish players after transition period is unclear: Andrew Osborne comments for The Irish Times
Press04 February 2020
Andrew Osborne comments for The Irish Times in an article discussing the impact of Brexit on teenage Irish players following an unclear transition period.
Press Release11 November 2019
Lewis Silkin LLP has today announced the appointment of Victor Timon as a partner in the firm’s Dublin office, marking the launch of the firm’s Commercial, Technology and Intellectual Property practice, and the expansion of the Data & Privacy practice, in Ireland.
09 October 2019
The Government has now published the General Scheme for the Parental Leave and Benefit Bill. This provides for paid parental leave benefit, to be used within the first 12 months of a child’s life or 12 months from the date of adoption.
Ireland: Disability case update - Supreme Court clarifies the extent of an employer’s duty to provide reasonable accommodation20 September 2019
A recent Supreme Court (SC) decision provides clarification on the legal principles to be applied to the question of what measures of “reasonable accommodation” an employer should consider to enable employees with a disability to participate in the workforce.
Ireland: Catherine Hayes writes for Thomson Reuters: Key differences between UK and Irish employment law
Press27 August 2019
Catherine Hayes has written an article for Thomson Reuters that discusses the differences between UK and Irish employment law that employers should be aware of.
Joanna Hunt comments for People Management: No-deal Brexit could abruptly end freedom of movement, says Home Office
Press20 August 2019
Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for People Management which discusses the Home Office's announcement that the UK could abruptly end freedom of movement upon leaving the EU on 31 October if no deal is reached.