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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. The AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards will take place on Friday May 6 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Burlington Road, Dublin 4. The...

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. However, the law expects an employer to act reasonably at all...

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. One of the most difficult problems that can arise is whether the intern is entitled to be...

New Collective Bargaining Proposals

The proposal which was agreed by the Coalition parties obliges companies to negotiate with workers, but not necessarily with trade unions. This is an interesting compromise in the long battle that has been waged on the sticky issue of compulsory trade union...

Prenuptial Agreements

As such prenuptial agreements have been on the increase where couples wish to be as honest as possible with each other before they marry.  A prenuptial agreement can help couples begin their marriage with an honest disclosure of their respective financial positions...

Compulsory Retirement Age

The Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011, duly prohibits discrimination in the work place on the grounds of age, however, section 34 (4) of the said Acts, expressly provides that “it shall not constitute discrimination on the age ground to fix different ages for the...
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