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Press14 February 2024
Catherine joined Matt Cooper on The Last Word to discuss the potential challenges workplace romances can pose for employers, the importance of implementing clear policies and procedures, including guidelines for disclosing relationships and managing conflicts of interest, and how to effectively manage and mitigate the risks associated with workplaces relationships.
Press12 February 2024
Concerns over political changes were raised last week following Labour’s controversial decision to scrap its £28bn green investment plan. The change has raised questions over what other flagship policies Sir Keir might U-turn on.
Employers race to comply with new rules for non-EU work permits – Declan Groarke comments for the Irish Examiner
Press08 February 2024
The article discusses the new rules for non-EU worker permits and includes comments from Declan Groarke on Ireland's new General Employment Permit (GEP) and related work permit changes.
Press05 December 2023
While major employers are now actively recruiting people with neurodivergent backgrounds, the number of industrial tribunal cases involving neurodiverse employees has quadrupled in the last four years. Paul Gillen comments for the Belfast Telegraph.
Deliveroo riders not entitled to collective bargaining, Supreme court rules – Colin Leckey comments for Reuter
Press22 November 2023
The Supreme Court finds that Deliveroo riders are not in an “employment relationship” for the purposes of European human rights law. Colin Leckey commented that the decision provided certainty for platform economy companies with highly flexible operating models in which individuals have genuine freedom about whether and when to work.
Press02 November 2023
Linda Hynes looks at the recent guidance issued by the DPC on managing subject access requests and considers the key takeaways for employers when dealing with such requests.
Press31 October 2023
Síobhra Rush comments on the EU’s new Pay Transparency Directive and why now’s the time for employers to get their ducks in a row.
Press31 October 2023
The scale of AI change means that we cannot look at the past to predict the future. Niamh Crotty and Síobhra Rush discuss what shifts are predicted in the workforce by 2050.
Ciara Fulton joins John Pienaar on Times Radio’s Drive show to discuss the recent Supreme Court in PSNI v Agnew ruling
Press06 October 2023
Head of our Belfast office Ciara Fulton was interviewed yesterday by John Pienaar for Times Radio's Drive show, in relation to the recent Supreme Court ruling in PSNI v Agnew ruling that claims for underpayments of holiday pay can potentially stretch back many years.
Press31 July 2023
The European Council has adopted new rules to combat pay discrimination and help close the gender pay gap in the EU. Under the pay transparency directive, EU companies will be required to share information about how much they pay women and men for work of equal value and take action if their gender pay gap exceeds 5%.
Laura Ensor and Linda Hynes discuss what the Work Life Balance Act means for Employers in June’s edition of Retail News
Press30 June 2023
Laura Ensor and Linda Hynes report on the introduction of the new Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 and provide some practical advice for employers in the retail sector on the steps they need to take in preparation for the commencement of the Act.
Síobhra Rush comments for the Independent on issues surrounding the June deadline for large firms’ gender pay gap data snapshot
Press01 June 2023
Síobhra Rush of Lewis Silkin explores the issues surrounding the June deadline. Síobhra explains that small firms should consider reporting this year, and that clarity is also needed around pay calculations for part-time workers, contractors, statutory leave and employer pension contributions.
Press05 April 2023
Tom Heys has commented in an article for Bloomsburg discussing gender pay gap reporting and the most recent set of statistics published by employers.
Síobhra Rush comments on the Work Life Balance 2022 bill coming into effect in Ireland for The Irish Times
Press05 April 2023
The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 has passed through all stages in the Dáil and has been signed into law by President Michael D Higgins, set to be in effect in weeks.
Press23 March 2023
Linda Hynes and Declan Groarke were guests on The HR Room Podcast series by Insight HR. In this episode, Linda and Declan discussed the Employment Permits Bill 2022, exploring what impact it has for employers and the immigration and permits system in Ireland.
Press20 March 2023
As fears of Covid-19 subside and worries around the rising cost-of-living take over, many older people are returning to the workforce, a movement known as the 'Great Unretirement'.
Press09 March 2023
We have submitted a response to the government’s consultation on calculating holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers. Whilst reform in this area would be very welcome, we note that when it comes to the detail, one size does not fit all.
New Regulations on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions: Linda Hynes and Sinead Likely write for Retail News
Press27 February 2023
Linda Hynes and Sinead Likely of Lewis Silkin report on the key implications of new Regulations on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions that employers in the retail sector need to know.
Key trends Irish SME employers need to watch in 2023 - Síobhra Rush and Linda Hynes write for ThinkBusiness
Press19 January 2023
Síobhra Rush and Linda Hynes highlight the key employment trends that SME business owners need to know about in the year ahead.
The key employment law developments of 2022 - Síobhra Rush and Linda Hynes comment for ThinkBusiness
Press21 December 2022
2022 was a momentous year for employment law in Ireland. Síobhra Rush and Linda Hynes round up the key developments.