Workplace Relations Bill 2014 – Enactment Targeted By End of 2014

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD recently secured Government approval for the Workplace Relations Bill 2014. The law, when enacted, will replace the current five workplace relations bodies with two. It is anticipated that the new system will provide a world-class service for employers and employees, [...]

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Domestic Workers – Government Ratifies ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (No.189), 2011

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton yesterday announced the Government's decision to ratify the International Labour Organisation Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers (No. 189), 2011. The ratification of the Convention is an opportunity to raise awareness of the rights of domestic workers in Ireland. [...]

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Defamation (Amendment) Bill 2014

The Oireachtas recently published the Defamation (Amendment) Bill 2014 ("the Bill") the purpose of which is to limit the damages certain public bodies may receive in defamation actions so as to protect public discourse from public bodies using the resources of the State and the powers granted to them by [...]

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Bullying in the Workplace – Recent High Court Case Highlighting Legal Principles

Justice Kearns delivered his recent judgement in Glynn v Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform [2014 IEHC 133] on 21st March 2014. Although the claimant was unsuccessful in her claim, the case is interesting in so far as the High Court explores the tests required to prove bullying in [...]

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