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News / February, 2021

Budget 2021 – What are the changes to employment law?

The Budget plan for 2021 which was announced in October 2020 focused on the impact of the pandemic on businesses and workers. The Irish Government committed to delivering one of…

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News / February, 2021

Protected Disclosures – Recent Case Law and the New Whistleblower’s Directive

In December 2020, the High Court¹ heard an appeal from the Labour Court on whether the failure by an employer to act upon a protected disclosure did not amount to penalisation…

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News / February, 2021

Employers, Can You Require Your Staff to Get the Vaccine? 

The much-welcomed news of the rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations has many of us dreaming of a return to our normal routines, but many employers may be wondering what this means for…

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News / February, 2021

The FBD Insurance Case – what does it mean for COVID-19 business interruption insurance claims?

The judgment of Mr Justice Denis McDonald delivered on 5 February 2020 in the FBD Insurance Case ¹ has been hailed in certain quarters as a breakthrough for the hospitality…

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News / February, 2021

Change in status of Whitney Moore Law Firm to a Limited Liability Partnership

As and from 11 February 2021, Whitney Moore is operating as a limited liability partnership under the name ‘Whitney Moore LLP’.
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Under the…

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News / January, 2021

Remote Working – Here to Stay? Government Announces National Remote Working Strategy

The Government has announced its strategy to legislate for the right to request to work remotely. The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has published its report…

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News / November, 2020

Top Tips for Managing Data Privacy and Remote Working

The Covid-19 Pandemic has led to a dramatic rise in the numbers of employees working remotely, however this change in work environment comes with significant risk in terms of data…

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News / October, 2020

Covid-19 Update: Level 5 – What does it mean for employers?

On the 19th of October, the Taoiseach announced that the Republic of Ireland will be advancing into level 5 of the Framework for Restrictive Measures. Level 5 will commence from…

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News / October, 2020

Budget 2021

Employment Law Update
This week the Government has revealed its Budget plans for 2021, delivering one of the largest budget packages in the history of the State.
In this briefing,…

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News / September, 2020

Remote Hearings before the WRC

In a welcome turn of events, Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) hearings and appeal hearings can now be conducted remotely. Minister for Business, Enterprise and…

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News / April, 2021

WRC in line for major changes after recent Supreme Court Decision

The Supreme Court has recently ruled that, whilst the Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) is compatible with the Constitution in its administration of justice, there are a…

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News / April, 2021

A Brief Look into the New Personal Injuries Guidelines

Introduction
On the 6th of March 2021, the Judicial Council voted in favour of adopting the New Personal Injuries Guidelines (“the Guidelines”) drafted by the Personal…

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News / April, 2021

New Rules Allow for Remote Execution of Affidavits

The Rules of the Superior Courts (Affidavits) 2021 (S.I. No. 127/2021) came into effect on 31 March 2021 and will be welcomed by many practitioners and clients around the country….

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