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December 2019 Newsletter

A Look Back on Employment Law in 2019

As we come to a close of 2019, in this month’s newsletter we are taking a look back on 12 things that occurred over the past 12 months in the employment law sphere. These are as follows; Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018, Nano Nagle School v Daly, Gender Pay Gap, Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019, Recruitment & Retention, Sectoral Employment Orders, Sunday premium, National Minimum Wage, Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019, McKelvey v Irish Rail, Age Discrimination and WRC Annual Report.

Case Law - Reviewed under the WRC

In this month’s newsletter the team at Adare Human Resource Management consider in detail a number of cases as adjudicated under the Workplace Relations Commission.

End of Year Company Parties

Given the time of the year, we are here to remind Employers to be cognizant of the end of year Company party and the potential risks associated to same. Whilst it is the “season to be jolly” and an End of Year Company Party (often referred to as the “Christmas Party”) can be great team building opportunity, it is important to remember that an Employer may be liable for the conduct of its Employees at such an event organised by the Employer, even when a party takes place somewhere other than in the workplace.