The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, has received Government approval to accept the recommendation from the Low Pay Commission to increase the National Minimum…
Voltedge Co-Managing Director Joyce Rigby-Jones FCIPD, M Inst D will be speaking at the CIPD Ireland Employment Law Seminar this Thursday 25th of March. Designed to bring you up to speed with the latest legal developments, topics will include remote and blended working, returning to the workplace, equality and discrimination risks, the future workplace, data protection and the raft of proposed upcoming legal developments.
Voltedge Co-Managing Director Joyce Rigby-Jones will be speaking at Graphite HRM Annual HR & Employment Law Conference 2021 on Friday 22nd of January, and it is a must attend!
As 2020 draws to a close and we take time to look back and reflect on what has happened this year, we find ourselves continuing to acknowledge what an unprecedented year it has been for us all. COVID-19 has touched every employer in some way or another and while the pandemic has certainly impacted and changed the world of work, our employment laws, codes of practices and guidelines largely remain the same.
Earlier this year, 92 employees at Paddy Power who were denied rest breaks were awarded €90,000 in compensation by Workplace Relations Commission who found in their favour. The recent case of A Store Manager v A Retail Pet Shop is again a timely reminder of the necessity for employers to ensure that employees are not expected to be at the employer’s disposal during daily and weekly rest breaks.
In a recent cast before the Labour Court where a well know hotel dismissed an employee they had headhunted because they felt it wasn't working out, were found to have unfairly dismissed the employee in question and the employee was awarded a settlement of €90,000 in full and final settlement.