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General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive. In Ireland, the main law dealing with data protection legislation is the Data Protection Act, 1988 which was amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003

Protected Disclosures Act, 2014

Protected Disclosures Act, 2014

The Protected Disclosures Act, 2014 (“the Act)” is designed to protect workers in all sectors of employment. The concept of “worker” includes employees (public and private sector), contractors, trainees, agency staff, former employees and interns and members of an Garda…

Au Pairs – Employees or Not?

Au Pairs – Employees or Not?

A Spanish childminder who won a landmark case against an Irish host family to be treated as an employee has said she hopes au pairs will “no longer be exploited as cheap labour”. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous,…

Transfer of Undertakings Regulations

Transfer of Undertakings Regulations

The European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 (the “Regulations”) applies on the transfer of an undertaking, a business or part of an undertaking or business from one employer to another as a result of a legal transfer…

Force Majeure Leave – What it is and is not

Force Majeure Leave – What it is and is not
Force Majeure leave is often misunderstood by both employers and employees alike. The Parental Leave Act 1998, as amended by the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006 provides an employee with a legal right to leave work in times of family crisis and this is known as Force Majeure leave.

General Data Protection Regulation Approved

General Data Protection Regulation Approved
The General Data Protection Regulation has been agreed at the EU Parliament. New EU data protection rules, which aim to give citizens back control of their personal data and create a high, uniform level of data protection across the EU fit for the digital era was given their final approval by MEPs yesterday.

Religion in the Workplace

religion in workplace
As a result of Ireland’s increasing cutural and ethnic diversity, employers have hired and continue to hire employees from a variety of countries and with differing religious backgrounds. Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions.

Hello World Wide Web !!

Hello-World-Wide-Web
If you’re a frequent visitor, you may notice that we have a brand new website. We’re excited about our new home on the web and hope you’ll check back often for updated content and to keep up with all the latest news from our firm.

Dismissal Law in Ireland

Dismissal Law in Ireland

In the Republic of Ireland an employee who satisfies the legal qualifying criteria has a right not to be dismissed unfairly. In general, protection against unfair dismissal stems from the Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1997-2007 (the Acts) and the Protection of…

Defamation in Ireland

The Defamation Act, 2009 abolishes the Defamation Act, 1961 in its entirety. It provides for the abolition of the separate torts of libel and slander – to be replaced by unified “tort of defamation” in respect of which publication, by any means, of a defamatory statement to a third party shall be actionable.