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Press27 May 2021
Three areas of employment law in Ireland have seen recent significant developments: employment status and the gig economy; collective bargaining arrangements; and gender pay gap reporting.
Remote working needs to “protect competitive, pro-enterprise economy” – Tánaiste: Linda Hynes comments for Industrial Relations News
Press17 May 2021
Linda Hynes comments in an article for Industrial Relations News on remote working following a speech by Irish Tanaiste, Leo Varadkar.
Press14 May 2021
Linda Hynes discusses employee monitoring while working from home with Jess Kelly on Newstalk
Press04 May 2021
Linda Hynes discusses the employment law aspects of antigen testing in the workplace.
Press16 April 2021
Age discrimination is alive and kicking in Irish workplaces. It’s illegal under the Employment Equality Acts (1998-2015) but those working in the area say little has changed in relation to workplace age discrimination in Ireland in the past 20 years.
Press06 April 2021
Jess Kelly chats to Siobhra Rush about the 'right to disconnect', the founders of Refurbed.ie and the team behind Saylists.
Business Post: Future of working from home will rely on trust. Síobhra Rush comments for Business Post
Press06 April 2021
The new code of practice on the right to disconnect is a timely response to an issue that has become a hot-button topic since the pandemic descended.
Press17 March 2021
Linda Hynes comments for the Irish Independent on the impact that Covid-19 is likely to have on higher compensation awards for workers who have been unfairly dismissed.
Strategy to sort out remote working on both sides: Síobhra Rush comments for Health and Safety Times
Press10 March 2021
In this article, Siobhra Rush comments for Health and Safety Times on the right to work remotely.
Press25 January 2021
New laws allowing employees to “work from home” will change working life forever. The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has published Ireland’s first National Remote Work Strategy to make this a permanent option for life after Covid. So can your employer refuse a request to work from home? Trina Mara speaks to Síobhra Rush.
Press12 January 2021
From robot surgery to cyberwarfare and electric planes, business leaders and experts reveal how science may affect our lives over the next 12 months
Brexit: No clarity yet on Premier League clubs being able to sign Irish teenagers. Stephen O’Flaherty comments for The Irish Times
Press03 December 2020
The continued ability of Premier League clubs to sign Irish players before their 18th birthday from January 1st next year has yet to be clarified. This despite the publication this week in England of extensive new rules with regard to the recruitment of footballers from abroad.
Press26 November 2020
Turning your home environment into an office can make it harder to switch off at the end of the day. Many are finding it impossible to avoid responding to late-night messages. In this article for RTÉ, Linda Hynes comments on whether Ireland needs new legislation for introducing a legal 'right to disconnect' or does the current legislation already provide for this?
Doing business in Ireland: key differences between UK and Irish Employment law. Síobhra Rush speaks to Thomson Reuters Practical Law
Press26 October 2020
This video considers the key differences between UK and Irish employment law that UK businesses should be aware of when they are considering opening a branch in Ireland, or moving employees from the UK to Ireland, in light of Brexit and generally.
Home working has its benefits - but ministers also see negative impact: Síobhra Rush comments for Irish Independent
Press19 October 2020
Thousands of people working from home have been told to stay put - and were offered a modest financial incentive to do so in this Budget. Síobhra Rush comments on the impact this is having on employers and their staff.
There's no place like home - data protection implications of the move to remote working: Linda Hynes and Catherine Hayes write for PDP Journal
Press19 October 2020
In this article, Linda Hynes and Catherine Hayes highlight some important data protection implications of remote working for employers and the helpful guidance published by the DPC.
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.
Press08 April 2020
Siobhra Rush comments in this article by Irish Times on reducing workers pay during the Covid-19 crisis.