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CCTV Guidance Notes from the Data Protection Commissioner

CCTV Guidance Notes from the Data Protection Commissioner The Data Protection Commissioner has issued updated guidance in relation to the use of CCTV. The new guidance notes are significant for employers. There is a requirement for a written CCTV policy to be in place. Now there is a requirement that there is a written CCTV […]

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Forced Retirement at 65

Forced Retirement at 65 In the case of Sheamus Maguire –v- Neville’s Bakery DEC/E/2015/124 the employee was awarded €10,000 after the Equality Tribunal accepted his contention he should not have been forced by his employer to retire on his 65th birthday. In the case the respondent submitted that it was entitled under Section 34 (4) […]

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Employment and IR Legacy cases

Employment and IR Legacy cases The Director General of the WRC Mr. Kieran Mulvey has stated that a time frame of the middle of 2016 to clear the backlog of cases at the WRC which they inherited from the former LRC and the Equality Tribunal is the target. By the end of 2015 the delay […]

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Labour Court Fees

Labour Court Fees Labour Court fee S.I. 536/2015 being The Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Fees) Regulations 2015 set out the basis for the Labour Court being entitled to charge a fee. The Labour Court has now introduced a fee of €300 for appealing first instance WRC decisions to the Labour Court. This only applies where […]

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Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors Newsletter

Keeping In Touch Newsletter January 2016 We would firstly like to wish our readers a Happy, Prosperous and Peaceful New Year. The last few months of 2015 were a busy time in the area of employment law, personal Injury and taxation both generally and for this office in particular. Richard Grogan of this firm was […]

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Disciplinary Hearings In the July issue of our newsletter ‘Keeping in Touch’ we set out our views on how individuals should be invited to a disciplinary hearing. Setting out the invitation to a disciplinary hearing properly is often the first hurdle that the employer falls at as regards fair procedures. The issue of a disciplinary […]

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Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors Newsletter

Keeping In Touch – October 2015 Welcome to the October issue of Keeping In Touch In the July issue we dealt with the issue of inviting employees to a disciplinary hearing. In this issue we deal with the disciplinary hearing itself. We are covering issues such as; Bogus self-employed. Indirect discrimination Working time and mobile […]

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Reduction or Deduction of Wages

In the case of Earagail Eisc Teoranta and Ann Marie Doherty and others the issue of a Reduction/Deduction came before the President of the High Court Mr Justice Kearns under Citation [2015] IEHC 347. In this case there are two interesting aspects. Read the full article – Reduction or Deduction of Wages

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Parental Leave

It is becoming quite common that due to children being on summer holidays that parents will look to avail of Parental Leave to look after the children during these holidays. For some working parents it is often a position where they have little or no option but to seek this leave. This can be because […]

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Holiday Pay and Overtime

In Ireland the Labour Court has consistently held that overtime is not to be taken into account in calculating Holiday Pay. The issue is whether this is consistent with the EU Directive. he Directive in Ireland was implemented by the Organisation of Working Time Act. There is ongoing conflict as to how Holiday Pay should […]

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