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The Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity in the workplace means that there is a wide variety of individuals at every level in the company, and those individuals have differing lived experiences. They are of different genders, ages, sexualities, abilities, races, colours, nationalities, religious beliefs, family situations, socio-economic background, cultures, and professional and educational backgrounds.

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Transposition of the European Union (Preventive Restructuring) Regulations 2022

Directive (EU) 2019/1023 was transposed in Irish law on 29th July 2022 by the SI No. 380 of 2022 European Union (Preventive Restructuring) Regulations 2022. The Regulations provide for added protections for companies struggling with solvency and for creditors of such companies. The objective of the directive is to harmonise and simplify restructuring and insolvency measures throughout the EU.

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Employment Law Update: Sick Leave Bill 2022

Until now employers were not obliged to pay employees for absences for sickness, unless they had provided for such in the contract of employment. Many employers currently pay the first three days of sick leave, as most employees are entitled to social welfare payments beginning after the first three days of illness.

The Sick Leave Bill 2022 has been passed by government, and will commence shortly. It obliges employers to pay their employees when they are absent due to illness. The bill requires that a where a sick employee has thirteen weeks service, the employer must pay 70% of his or her daily pay up to a maximum of €110 per day.

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The Wisdom in having a Solicitor Draft Your Will

Time and time again the courts are left to unravel the tangled web of probate disputes and problems arising from the lack of clarity by a testator. Many of these disputes could have been avoided had a solicitor drafted the will. Solicitors are trained to elucidate the intentions of a testator, and to avoid the traps and pitfalls of loose language and the possible differing legal definitions of words.

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Explained: Intestate Succession- when a person dies without a will

When a person dies without having made a valid will (dies intestate), the Succession Act 1965 sets out who shall inherit their estate and in what shares. These rules are not flexible, and may not be the most prudent or the most tax-efficient way to provide for a family, which is why it is preferable to make a will and leave instructions as to how your estate will be distributed.

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Gategate: Is the Damage to the Gates of the Russian Embassy in Dublin a violation of Article 22 of the Vienna Convention?

Amid reports of a protestor driving a truck through the closed gates of the Russian Embassy in Dublin, the Embassy has released a statement alleging that the action is in violation of Article 22 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. I question whether this is indeed a breach of the convention, or are the alleged actions of the protester simply criminal damage.

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