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  • Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q2 2019

    Changes to Immigration Law Help Address Skills Shortages - New Legislation Enacted - Three recent developments in the area of corporate immigration will improve access for foreign workers to the Irish labor market. These developments include changes to the list of occupations deemed as critical to the Irish economy and will help to address skills shortages in certain...

  • Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q1 2019

    The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018, which came into effect on March 4, 2019, requires employers to provide new recruits with five core terms of employment in writing within five days of starting employment and prohibits the use of zero hour contracts, except in very limited circumstances.

  • Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q3 2018

    Employers Caution: Out-of-Hours Emails and the 48-Hour Working Week - Precedential Decision by Judiciary or Regulatory Agency - The Irish Labour Court case of Kepak v. Gráinne O’Hara recently illustrated the risk for an employer when its employee is found to have worked excessive hours.

  • Ireland Set to Embrace Shared Parental Leave After False Start in the UK

    A bill is making its way through the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament) that would bring shared parental leave to the Republic of Ireland. The Shared Maternity Leave and Benefit Bill would allow parents to split the first 26 weeks of maternity leave between the mother and a "relevant parent," usually the father.

  • Gender Pay Gap Reporting Crosses the Irish Sea

    The Irish parliament (the Oireachtas) recently passed a bill to bring gender pay gap reporting to Ireland. The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2017, if signed into law as expected, would operate along broadly similar lines to the current UK legislation and undoubtedly Irish companies will be looking to learn from the experience of their UK peers.

  • Littler Global Guide - Ireland - Q2 2018

    New Data Protection Act - New Legislation Enacted - On May 24, 2018, Ireland enacted the Data Protection Act of 2018 (Act) as a supplement to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became law in Ireland on May 25, 2018.

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