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14 Jul 2023
20 Years Protecting Fixed-Term Employees: The Fixed-Term Work Act 2003
Fixed-term worker protection in Ireland got off to a particularly bad start with the State failing to implement and transpose the Directive until 14July 2003, having substantially missed the deadline four years earlier which was provided for in the Fixed-Term Work Directive 1999/70/EC (the ‘Directive’).
It is against this backdrop that the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (the ‘Act’) eventually transposed the Directive into Irish law, with the Act coming into effect on 14 July 2003 – 20 years ago.
14 Feb 2023
The Future of the Workplace: Recent legal considerations.
The global pandemic that started in early 2020 massively disrupted workplaces around the world. As a result, many offices turned into ghost buildings overnight and many of us learned to work remotely at home.
Now that public health guidelines allow us to physically return to work, active consideration is being given to allow many people to continue to work, at least in part, on a remote basis.
22 Nov 2022
The Future of the Gig/Project Economy: Karshan v. Revenue Commissioners
The rise of the gig economy has been one of the most widely analysed (perhaps overanalysed) trends in employment law in the last decade. The elements of this very 21st century phenomenon typically include mobile apps and online platforms that link the supply of labour with the demands of customers and employers across a vast range of service sectors.