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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.
WRC issues highly anticipated decision in Debenhams test case25 May 2023
It has been reported that the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has awarded a former Debenhams’ employee eight weeks’ pay in the main test case for a large group of staff. It is understood that between 750-800 former employees referred complaints to the WRC following the collective redundancy in 2020.
Gender pay gap reporting in Ireland: why smaller employers should do a dry run NOW25 May 2023
Smaller employers in Ireland will start to have gender pay gap reporting obligations in 2024. This means that there is only a small window of opportunity to tackle pay gaps and take action on gender diversity, without the fear of having to publicly report potentially uncomfortable statistics.
Síobhra Rush and Sinead Likely write for Retail News and Irish Examiner on neurodiversity in the workplace
Press02 May 2023
Síobhra Rush and Sinead Likely of Lewis Silkin explore the legal and practical issues around employing people with neurodivergent conditions and how employers in the retail sector can develop a more neurodiverse workforce.
Data Protection Commission Annual Report – takeaways for employers27 April 2023
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) recently published its annual report for 2022 detailing the activities it undertook in 2022 and setting out its regulatory strategy and priorities for the next five years. In this article we focus on the topics and guidance that we think are most relevant for employers, specifically in the areas of data breaches, subject access requests and data subject complaints. We also summarise some of the more notable case studies that might interest 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.
Mathew Forde comments on EU plans to crackdown on greenwashing for The Times
Press28 March 2023
EU rules are set to rinse away Greenwashing by heavily scrutinising the words used in advertising and marketing to ensure companies back up their claims with data and scientific evidence if they claim to be ‘carbon neutral’ or ‘greener’.
Linda Hynes and Declan Groarke discuss the Employment Permits Bill 2022 on The HR Room Podcast
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.
Judicial assessment and mediation launched in Northern Ireland23 March 2023
Judicial assessment and mediation are being launched in the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals from 31 March 2023, bringing Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK and offering employers new avenues for alternative dispute resolution.
Intellectual Property, The Shape of Things: Mathew Forde writes for Retail News
Press22 March 2023
If a new product incorporates stand-out design features and has enduring sales potential, then protection through registration will always be advisable.
Linda Hynes comments on The 'Great Unretirement' in RTÉ Business News
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'.
Ireland: Steps employers can take to #EmbraceEquity for women07 March 2023
International Women’s Day on 8 March 2023 provides an opportunity for employers to showcase inclusivity within their workplace and an opportunity to reflect on steps they can take to make their workplace more inclusive.
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.
What’s happening in immigration in Ireland in 202324 January 2023
The Employment Permits Bill 2022 promises to make the permit system more responsive to Ireland’s evolving labour market. We look at how proposals under the Bill, and other recent developments, will impact on workplace planning and operations for employers.
Jo Farmer and Richard Miskella elected as Joint Managing Partners
Press Release23 January 2023
Giles Crown to step down as JMP at the end of March.
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.
Factsheet Schengen visa22 December 2022
The Schengen visa route is a short-stay visa which permits its holder to travel to and between Schengen countries. The visa permits the holder to travel to the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days within any 180 days for tourism, business, work, study or transit purposes, depending on the type of visa they have applied for and been granted. Work authorisation and exemptions should also be verified in each jurisdiction.
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.
Work Christmas Party Tips - Linda Hynes talks to Jennifer Zamparelli on RTÉ radio 2
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.
Ireland - Linda Hynes advises employers on employee complaints post office parties on The Examiner12 December 2022
When hosting a staff party, employers need to remember they have a duty of care for everyone’s wellbeing and that all present should be advised that they’re still legally ‘at work’ while attending a ‘work event’, advises a leading employment lawyer.