There is much talk at the moment about a return to the office and the expected legislation on remote work. As the law now stands, employers are allowed to decided from where their workers will work. This should be written in the terms and conditions of employment, and the contract provided to the worker at their commencement.Continue reading
The Government has today approved the addition of St. Brigid’s Day (February 1st) as a public holiday, beginning in 2023. The Tánaiste also announced that this year, 2022, there will be a once-off public holiday of 18th March. This is a day of remembrance for the lives lost to Covid-19, and falls on the day following St. Patrick’s Day to allow a for four-day weekend. We are taking this opportunity to remind employers of the obligations that arise around public holidays.Continue reading
Beginning the Process
The first step is to begin saving to show the bank that you can afford to pay a mortgage. You should save as much as you can after all your living expenses for at least six months. You should also ensure that any debts are cleared or are being serviced, and your financial footprint is healthy.Continue reading
An application was brought to the High Court seeking to admit to probate a document purporting to be a carbon copy of the last will and testament of the deceased, made in 1980. The beneficiary under the will is a different person to the intestate beneficiary who would benefit if the will were deemed inadmissible.Continue reading
In J.C and Others v Belgium, twenty-four individuals had taken a class action in the Belgian Courts against the Holy See, particular Roman Catholic organisations, and a number of senior members of Roman Catholic clergy in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The complainants alleged damage arising from what they described as a ‘structurally deficient’ approach to allegations of child abuse.Continue reading
The Act requires employers to publish information as to rates of pay for employees with reference to their gender. The aim is to uncover if there are differences in pay, and the size of any differences. Employers must publish statements explaining the reason for different rates of pay, and any measures taken to eliminate a pay gap.
The Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 was enacted on 22nd July 2021, and will be commenced by ministerial order. It has the effect of remedying the defects in procedures at the WRC that had been noted by the decision of the Supreme Court in the Zalewski case.
When one company wishes to acquire another company there are two methods of achieving the goal; a Share Transfer Agreement or an Asset Transfer Agreement. It will be for the buyer and the seller to decide which course of action is appropriate to their own situation.
An employment reference can take a number of forms; it can be a once-off letter written when the worker leaves, a phone-call or email to a prospective employer or a form designed by the prospective employer seeking the responses of the former employer. Regardless of the format, employers are advised to proceed with some degree of caution.