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Payslips and the Payment of Wages Act – Employer Compliance Considerations

Introduction An employee who took a case to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) over his wages never matching his payslip has been awarded €8,000. The employee, who took up…

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Equality Cases Before the WRC – The Rise of the Tenant Claimant

Introduction The Free Legal Advice Centers (FLAC) Annual Report for 2017, which was published recently, highlights a number of recent cases where tenants were awarded substantial…

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Employee or Self-employed – Determining Factors under Irish Law

Introduction A recent decision by the Employment Appeals EAT (EAT) in the matter of Ben O’Sullivan (the Claimant) against Liberty Insurance Limited (the Respondent),…

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Workplace Bullying and Harassment – Employer Obligation to Provide a Safe Place of Work

Introduction A recent decision delivered by the Court of Appeal, in the matter of Geraldine McCarthy (the Employee) versus the ISS Ireland Limited (the Employer) and Another (see:…

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The Gig Economy in Ireland – Facts and Figures

Introduction A recent report, entitled ‘Measuring Contingent Employment in Ireland’, issued by the ESRI (the Report), highlights that, despite some increases in contingent…

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Managing Risk in Employment Law Proceedings – The Potential Costs of Appealing a WRC Decision

Introduction A recent determination by the Labour Court highlights the potential risks, employers face, if they decide to appeal a determination of the Workplace Relations…

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Constructive Dismissal – Employee Obligations

  Introduction An interesting case was recently decided by the Labour Court that highlighted the obligations on an employee who might subsequently seek to raise a claim for…

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European Armed Forces and Industrial Action – A New Era?

Abstract The European Organisation of Military Associations recently lodged a complaint on behalf of one of the two Defence Forces representative associations in Ireland, to grant…

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Protected Disclosure – Definition and Time Limits

Introduction The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the “Act”) was enacted on 15 July 2014. The purpose of the Act is to provide a statutory framework within which workers can…

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TUPE and Brexit – A De-Facto Deterioration in Working Terms and Conditions?

Introduction Aperture recently represented a number of employees whose company had been acquired by a UK entity, that proposed transferring those employees from Dublin to Belfast.…

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