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  • 30 March 2016
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Irish Law Awards Finalist

Purdy FitzGerald are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2016 AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards.

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  • 09 January 2015
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Disciplining Employees: The Punishment Must Fit the Crime

Disciplining employees can be a difficult process for any employer, especially in circumstances where the employee may not appreciate the gravity of their misconduct.

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  • 08 January 2015
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Interns In the Workplace: Your Duties As Employer

The position of interns in Ireland is unregulated which can lead to difficulties in employers knowing what is expected of them when an intern is hired.

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  • 07 January 2015
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Woman Receives €80,000 Over Maternity Leave Descrimination

A woman has been awarded €80,000 by the Equality Tribunal against her former employer as a result of discrimination suffered by her relating to maternity leave.

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  • 06 January 2015
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Workplace Relations Act Set to Overhaul Employment Law Procedures

The process for resolving employment disputes will be drastically changed later this year as the Workplace Relations Act comes into force.

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  • 05 January 2015
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Whistleblowers - To Be Granted Protection Under New Legislation

New legislation has been introduced to offer legal protection to those who wish to report concerns over wrongdoing in the public and private sector.

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  • 17 January 2014
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New Collective Bargaining Proposals

Plans to introduce compulsory collective bargaining for all companies in the State were announced by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at the opening of the Labour Party national conference in Killarney in November. As it is presently, whilst everyone has a right to join a trade union there is no obligation on employers to recognise them or to negotiate with them.

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  • 17 January 2014
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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements are entered into between Parties who seek to regulate their affairs in the event of a break down of a marriage. Couples are now endeavouring to financially protect themselves in the event of a marital break-down.

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  • 16 January 2014
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Leave Entitlements in Surrogacy Situations

At the end of September the Court of Justice of the European Union released two interesting opinions on the entitlement of women who had their children through a surrogate to maternity leave and/or adoptive leave. The aforementioned cases are the first time that the Court of Justice of the European Union have been asked to deal with the leave entitlements of women who have their children through surrogacy.

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  • 14 January 2014
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Compulsory Retirement Age

It is the established practice of many employers in Ireland to include a compulsory retirement age for employees in their contracts of employment and once this has been signed up to by the employee, Irish legislation, as it stands, duly permits this practice.

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