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Press21 December 2022
Jennifer Zamparelli chats to Linda Hynes, Employment Partner of Lewis Silkin Ireland about how to keep you and your boss out of trouble at festive work celebrations.
Press14 November 2022
It may be the new normal, but most companies are still trying to figure out what hybrid working means for them - and their workforce.
Press14 October 2022
Employers risk losing experienced female members of staff if they fail to offer support during menopause.
Press24 August 2022
Síobhra Rush has shed some light for RTÉ Ireland on what employers need to do in order to attract and retain their staff.
Press13 July 2022
Linda Hynes shares her insights on how SME’s can build progressive workplaces in Ireland. Employees are more vocal than they have ever been about what they expect their employer to do to support them. They expect their workplace to be environmentally sustainable, diverse, inclusive, and accommodating.
Press13 July 2022
Lewis Silkin is pleased to announce that 19 lawyers across our employment and immigration team are listed in this year’s edition of Who’s Who Legal 2022.
Kathryn Weaver and Karen Baxter ranked in list of top 50 leading female employment law partners in the world by International Employment Lawyer
Press17 June 2022
We are delighted to announce that Kathryn Weaver and Karen Baxter have been selected by International Employment Lawyer’s Women Leaders thought-leadership survey.
Press11 April 2022
The right to request flexible work arrangements is set to become a reality this year for Irish employees, with the Government due to implement the EU's Work Life Balance Directive.
Press14 March 2022
There are many visions of the metaverse, which is essentially a virtual world that incorporates virtual reality where people can meet and interact. For many employers, the earliest glimpse of the metaverse may be the use of virtual reality systems in conferences and events.
James Davies comments on how employment law is not ready for the Metaverse in the International Employment Lawyer
Press04 February 2022
After a two-year-long global pandemic, most of us will now consider ourselves expert – or at least proficient – in using remote working tools, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams. These tools have been invaluable to communicate with colleagues around the globe, but they may soon be rendered obsolete by Big Tech.
Press31 January 2022
Lisa Dafydd, associate in Lewis Silkin’s employment, immigration and reward team, explains why the menopause should be a protected characteristic in itself.
Some assembly required to follow IKEA’s sick pay cut for unjabbed staff: Laura Farnsworth comments for International Employment Lawyer
Press21 January 2022
As more and more global employers consider penalising workers who refuse covid vaccinations, it has been reported that flat-pack furniture giant IKEA has cut sick pay for unvaccinated UK staff required to self-isolate following exposure to the virus. Employment Partner, Laura Farnsworth comments on issues employers considering going down this route should take into account.
Press12 January 2022
Siobhra Rush discusses the legal challenges faced by employers as a result of the gender pay gap and the right to switch off from work.
Press10 November 2021
Employers need to be more proactive around menopause in the workplace, especially as it impacts some of their most experienced colleagues.
Lewis Silkin recognised with top rankings in Chambers UK 2022 for Employment, Media and Entertainment: Advertising and Marketing, and Intellectual Property: Law Firms with Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Press21 October 2021
Lewis Silkin’s performance in the sector continues to improve following a strong performance in Legal 500, earning 69 individual and practice rankings – of which 6 are top tier practice rankings and 5 are new entries or improvements.
Flexible working proposals published – but is practice outpacing the law? Carolyn Soakell writes for HR news
Press07 October 2021
The UK government has at last released its proposals for flexible working reform, which have been expected since the Conservative Party published its 2019 manifesto for the general election.
Lessons in remote offboarding as furlough ends and “Great Resignation” takes hold: Laura Farnsworth comments for International Employment Lawyer
Press05 October 2021
This week the Spanish government reached a deal with unions and industry groups to extend the nation’s furlough programme until February 2022. The new deal represents the sixth extension to the scheme since Spain imposed its first lockdown in March 2020 and covers approximately 270,000 workers.
Lewis Silkin receives tier 1 ranking in Legal 500 UK 2022 for Employment, M&A and Media and Entertainment
Press01 October 2021
Lewis Silkin continues to receive strong recognition in the latest Legal 500 UK guide released yesterday, earning 67 individual lawyer and practice rankings – of which 7 are top tier practice rankings, 3 were new entries and 7 were improvements on last year.
Press22 September 2021
Employers in the UK have been warned by legal advisers that requiring staff to be vaccinated against Covid may prove problematic, as offices start to fill up again after the easing of pandemic restrictions.
As many return to the office, tensions flare between the ‘vaxxed and unvaxxed’: Lucy Lewis comments for CNBC
Press13 September 2021
As many people return to their offices, tensions appear to be emerging between colleagues along new lines: Those who are vaccinated against Covid, and those who are not.