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It’s an unfortunate fact of life for employers that staff can sometimes enjoy themselves not wisely but too well at the Christmas party. While the majority of office functions pass without incident, every year a minority of employers have to consider disciplinary action because their employees behaved inappropriately. An added dimension for employers in the […]

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The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has published regulations (the Credit Union Act 1997 (Regulatory Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (the “Regulations”)), to come into operation in January 2020 which will permit credit unions which meet certain criteria to undertake increased longer term home and business lending. Our January 2019 briefing (available here) looked at the […]

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Now, more Indians, including diaspora, heading to Ireland. There has been a clear surge in interest among both individuals and companies, in particular multinationals, looking to Ireland to establish an EU foothold in light of the UK decision to depart from the EU, resulting in more opportunities for non-EAA nationals to take up employment in […]

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Career breaks are relatively uncommon in the Irish private sector. In contrast, they have been a benefit available to public sector employees for some time.  The public sector arrangements are very generous – and can last from six months to five years.  Breaks are available for a variety of reasons – ranging from child care […]

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The Workplace Relations Commission recently handed down an illustrative decision on the subject of sexual harassment. The employee in question was the subject of appalling harassment at the hands of one of her managers and, unsurprisingly, the WRC did not hesitate to rule that this was utterly unacceptable. The employee received a very high level […]

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Philip Lee is delighted to announce the appointment of Angelyn Rowan as Partner in the Construction, Projects and PPP team. Angelyn strengthens the existing team bringing a wealth of experience advising both public and private sector clients in the areas of construction, procurement and PPP.  In collaboration with the partner-strong team, Angelyn will focus on […]

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The highly anticipated Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 has been signed into law and applies to the parents of all children born on or after 1 November 2019 – or in the case of adopted children, where the date of confinement is 1 November 2019 or later. Parent’s Leave (not to be confused with […]

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The deadline of 22 November 2019 is fast approaching for the new filing requirement for all companies and legal entities in relation to their beneficial ownership. There are severe penalties for non-compliance with this filing requirement.   What you need to know: Every company (including Companies Limited by Guarantee, and Charities that are a company) […]

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The subject of retirement ages continues to pose a challenge for Irish employers and we are seeing an increasing number of cases being taken in the courts and the Workplace Relations Commission on the subject. This issue is going to persist – and may actually lead to a dramatic change in the manner in which […]

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With Climate Finance week 2019 taking place this week in Ireland, the Irish government continues to position Ireland as a hub for green finance as part of its “Ireland for Finance” strategy.  This is building on the success of the issuance of an Irish €5 billion sovereign green bond among 27 other green bonds listed […]

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