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Press12 January 2021
From robot surgery to cyberwarfare and electric planes, business leaders and experts reveal how science may affect our lives over the next 12 months
Ireland: Update on what is considered an essential worker under the latest Level 5 public health restrictions08 January 2021
Under the latest Level 5 restrictions which came into force on 24 December, employees in Ireland must work from home unless they are classified as essential workers and their work cannot be done at home.
31 December 2020
As of 1 January 2021, British nationals visiting or working in the European Economic Area (EEA) will be restricted. With Schengen rules being introduced for visitors and work visas being required elsewhere in the EEA, we consider what the end of free movement looks like for British nationals looking to visit or work in Ireland and some further updates to Ireland’s immigration and work permit schemes.
15 December 2020
With a vaccination against coronavirus in sight, many employers in Ireland will understandably be eager to have their employees vaccinated in the hope of their workplace returning to some form of normality. This article explores some of the legal issues.
Press Release04 December 2020
We are delighted to be one of the first signatories of the Law Society Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter. By signing the GEDI Charter we have committed to support diversity and inclusion and treat all individuals fairly and equally.
Brexit: No clarity yet on Premier League clubs being able to sign Irish teenagers. Stephen O’Flaherty comments for The Irish Times
Press03 December 2020
The continued ability of Premier League clubs to sign Irish players before their 18th birthday from January 1st next year has yet to be clarified. This despite the publication this week in England of extensive new rules with regard to the recruitment of footballers from abroad.
Press Release02 December 2020
Lewis Silkin Ireland is a founding signatory to Pro Bono Pledge Ireland, the first collaborative effort in Ireland to articulate the shared professional responsibility of lawyers to promote access to justice and provide pro bono legal assistance to those in need. The Pledge sets out the core values of such work to assist those who undertake it and their clients.
Press26 November 2020
Turning your home environment into an office can make it harder to switch off at the end of the day. Many are finding it impossible to avoid responding to late-night messages. In this article for RTÉ, Linda Hynes comments on whether Ireland needs new legislation for introducing a legal 'right to disconnect' or does the current legislation already provide for this?
25 November 2020
In this article, we review the current position on the gender pay gap in Ireland, what’s happening with the proposed legislation to introduce mandatory reporting and what employers should be doing now.
19 November 2020
With no definitive end in sight to the Covid-19 crisis, working from home (where that is possible) for large parts of the workforce is set to continue for the foreseeable future. The mass move to homeworking triggered by the pandemic has shone a spotlight on the increasingly blurred boundaries between work and home and reignited the debate on the “right to disconnect”.
Doing business in Ireland: key differences between UK and Irish Employment law. Síobhra Rush speaks to Thomson Reuters Practical Law
Press26 October 2020
This video considers the key differences between UK and Irish employment law that UK businesses should be aware of when they are considering opening a branch in Ireland, or moving employees from the UK to Ireland, in light of Brexit and generally.
Home working has its benefits - but ministers also see negative impact: Síobhra Rush comments for Irish Independent
Press19 October 2020
Thousands of people working from home have been told to stay put - and were offered a modest financial incentive to do so in this Budget. Síobhra Rush comments on the impact this is having on employers and their staff.
There's no place like home - data protection implications of the move to remote working: Linda Hynes and Catherine Hayes write for PDP Journal
Press19 October 2020
In this article, Linda Hynes and Catherine Hayes highlight some important data protection implications of remote working for employers and the helpful guidance published by the DPC.
16 October 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic and the threat of a no-trade deal Brexit are the overriding themes underpinning the government’s budget for 2021. According to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, the government has set aside €5.5 billion in contingency funds due to the “unbelievable uncertainty” facing the country. In this article we highlight key points from the budget for employers to note.
05 October 2020
The Labour Party has proposed a new Bill which, if passed, would give employees in Ireland the legal right to paid sick leave for the first time. It also proposes paid leave for employees whose children have to stay home from school due to Covid-19 measures.
29 July 2020
This article discusses key measures for employers under the new Irish government’s July Stimulus Plan, plus various commitments under its Programme for Government which could have a significant impact in workplaces.
Law expert believes coronavirus may impact overseas recruitment by English clubs: Stephen O’Flaherty comments for The Irish Times
Press16 July 2020
New guidelines issued by the British Home Office this week have left the situation in sport largely unchanged ahead of the summer transfer window.
Síobhra Rush discusses the issues that can arise in remote working in light of the recent announcement by Leo Varadkar of an open consultation by the DBEI in this area
Press10 July 2020
The Government is launching a public consultation process on guidelines for remote working which has seen a significant increase due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The guidelines are intended to address issues arising from remote working including health and safety, employment rights and data protection. Siobhra Rush discusses some of the employment issues that have arisen as a result of the pandemic.
'Ireland: how we are adapting to Covid-19' Siobhra Rush discusses how we are adjusting to the new working conditions with Future of Work on Newstalk
Press29 May 2020
Siobhra Rush discusses how we are adjusting to the new working conditions at 19.30 minutes.
29 May 2020
We have produced a useful flowchart which will help employers to decide which employees can return to work as part of the Covid-19 road to recovery.