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Housing crisis: Rise in Irish tech firms using 'employer of record' companies to hire staff abroad. Linda Hynes comments for The Journal
Press22 August 2023
Ireland-based tech firms are increasingly using ‘employer of record’ (EOR) companies in other countries to hire staff abroad, rather than moving them here due to the struggle of sourcing housing.
Press31 July 2023
The European Council has adopted new rules to combat pay discrimination and help close the gender pay gap in the EU. Under the pay transparency directive, EU companies will be required to share information about how much they pay women and men for work of equal value and take action if their gender pay gap exceeds 5%.
Laura Ensor and Linda Hynes discuss what the Work Life Balance Act means for Employers in June’s edition of Retail News
Press30 June 2023
Laura Ensor and Linda Hynes report on the introduction of the new Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 and provide some practical advice for employers in the retail sector on the steps they need to take in preparation for the commencement of the Act.
Síobhra Rush comments for the Independent on issues surrounding the June deadline for large firms’ gender pay gap data snapshot
Press01 June 2023
Síobhra Rush of Lewis Silkin explores the issues surrounding the June deadline. Síobhra explains that small firms should consider reporting this year, and that clarity is also needed around pay calculations for part-time workers, contractors, statutory leave and employer pension contributions.
Síobhra Rush and Sinead Likely write for Retail News and Irish Examiner on neurodiversity in the workplace
Press02 May 2023
Síobhra Rush and Sinead Likely of Lewis Silkin explore the legal and practical issues around employing people with neurodivergent conditions and how employers in the retail sector can develop a more neurodiverse workforce.
Síobhra Rush comments on the Work Life Balance 2022 bill coming into effect in Ireland for The Irish Times
Press05 April 2023
The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 has passed through all stages in the Dáil and has been signed into law by President Michael D Higgins, set to be in effect in weeks.
Press28 March 2023
EU rules are set to rinse away Greenwashing by heavily scrutinising the words used in advertising and marketing to ensure companies back up their claims with data and scientific evidence if they claim to be ‘carbon neutral’ or ‘greener’.
Press23 March 2023
Linda Hynes and Declan Groarke were guests on The HR Room Podcast series by Insight HR. In this episode, Linda and Declan discussed the Employment Permits Bill 2022, exploring what impact it has for employers and the immigration and permits system in Ireland.
Press20 March 2023
As fears of Covid-19 subside and worries around the rising cost-of-living take over, many older people are returning to the workforce, a movement known as the 'Great Unretirement'.
New Regulations on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions: Linda Hynes and Sinead Likely write for Retail News
Press27 February 2023
Linda Hynes and Sinead Likely of Lewis Silkin report on the key implications of new Regulations on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions that employers in the retail sector need to know.
Key trends Irish SME employers need to watch in 2023 - Síobhra Rush and Linda Hynes write for ThinkBusiness
Press19 January 2023
Síobhra Rush and Linda Hynes highlight the key employment trends that SME business owners need to know about in the year ahead.
The key employment law developments of 2022 - Síobhra Rush and Linda Hynes comment for ThinkBusiness
Press21 December 2022
2022 was a momentous year for employment law in Ireland. Síobhra Rush and Linda Hynes round up the key developments.
Press21 December 2022
Jennifer Zamparelli chats to Linda Hynes, Employment Partner of Lewis Silkin Ireland about how to keep you and your boss out of trouble at festive work celebrations.
Síobhra Rush joined Petula Martyn to discuss the right to request remote working on RTÉ Radio 1 Business News
Press14 November 2022
In Ireland, a new law aimed at giving employees the right to request remote work is to be included in the work life balance bill which is expected to be delivered by the end of the year.
Press14 November 2022
It may be the new normal, but most companies are still trying to figure out what hybrid working means for them - and their workforce.
Press14 October 2022
Employers risk losing experienced female members of staff if they fail to offer support during menopause.
Press24 August 2022
Síobhra Rush has shed some light for RTÉ Ireland on what employers need to do in order to attract and retain their staff.
Non-binary workers can be omitted from pay gap calculations - Síobhra Rush comments for The Irish Independent
Press09 August 2022
Employers can omit workers who do not identify as male or female when calculating their gender pay gap.
Press13 July 2022
Linda Hynes shares her insights on how SME’s can build progressive workplaces in Ireland. Employees are more vocal than they have ever been about what they expect their employer to do to support them. They expect their workplace to be environmentally sustainable, diverse, inclusive, and accommodating.
Reporting on the pay gap – what Irish employers need to know. Síobhra Rush and Niamh Crotty write for The Irish Independent
Press30 May 2022
The Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021, signed last July, sets out the legislative basis for Gender Pay Gap (GPG) reporting in Ireland – and employers who are required to report are expected to pick a “snapshot” date in June, on which they must collect the data, and then report on it within a six-month period.