Irish employment law
Employment is a central focus of our business, with over 150 lawyers in our team. Our practice is ‘the most highly nominated European firm in research conducted by Who’s Who Legal. We have also received global recognition from Who's Who Legal who this year have named us "Law Firm of the Year for Labour, Employment & Pensions".
Underpinning the success of any business is its people. Meeting the competitive challenges of today’s rapidly changing world can require a radical re-think of the employer/employee relationship, and co-ordinating globally mobile talent can present significant challenges. Nurturing diversity, incentivising key staff and protecting against team defections are all essential to business success.
With so many issues to contend with, our award-winning specialist employment team covers the full range of work – from day-to-day HR support through to advising on the most complex or contentious of disputes. Going far beyond just legal advice, we also support clients with a range of innovative, value-adding services including consultancy, training and flexible legal resourcing to provide senior lawyers in-house to organisations.
Age discrimination alive and well in Irish workplaces: Síobhra Rush comments for The Irish Times16 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.
Ireland: What does the ‘right to disconnect’ mean? Siobhra Rush speaks to Jess Kelly on Newstalk06 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 Post06 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.
Ireland: New Code of Practice on the right to disconnect01 April 2021
The Irish government has published its promised Code of Practice on the right to disconnect from work outside normal working hours. This article explains what is in the new Code and what it means for employers in Ireland.
Changes to family leave entitlements introduced in Ireland01 April 2021
On 27 March 2021, changes to parent’s leave and adoptive leave announced in Budget 2021 were signed into law and came into force on 1 April 2021.
Compensation for unfair dismissals likely to increase: Linda Hynes comments for Irish Independent17 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.
Covid and Beyond – 9 things to watch out for in 2021 in employment law in Ireland16 March 2021
2021 will bring even more change to the employment law landscape for employers in Ireland.
Strategy to sort out remote working on both sides: Síobhra Rush comments for Health and Safety Times10 March 2021
In this article, Siobhra Rush comments for Health and Safety Times on the right to work remotely.