Employment Law

11 Oct, 2017

Processing of Employee Data

On the 8th June 2017, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party published an Opinion which sought to provide guidance on data processing in the employment context. This Opinion was designed to cover the pos...
31 Jul, 2017

The Gender Pay Gap Information...

The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill was introduced by the Labour Party earlier this year. Its purpose is to require large employers to publish information relating to employee pay in order to show whe...
6 Jun, 2017

Government to call time on zer...

The issue of employees employed on 'zero contracts' or low hour contracts has recently been in the spotlight. The Government has approved draft legislation which if implemented would prohibit this pra...
24 Apr, 2017
Employment Law Solicitors

Employers don’t make costly ...

No matter how fervently employers may wish to bury their head in the sand, when issues like unfair dismissal, redundancy, harassment, discrimination and other employment law problems arise, they can...
18 Apr, 2017
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Lavelle Solicitors is highly r...

Lavelle Solicitors has again been recommended in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa.The Legal 500 independently analyses the capabilities of law firms across the worl...
30 Jan, 2017
Parental Leave Latest update

New Maternity Payment Rules to...

Monday, 30th January 2017Leo Varadkar, Minister for Social Protection introduced today a change to the maternity benefit rules.   The new measures permit a new mother to travel outside the EU ...
7 Nov, 2016

Budget 2017- Key Developments ...

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan announced Budget 2017 on 11thOctober 2016. Some of the most notable aspects for employers include:1.    Reduction in the Universal Social Charge (USC) Rates...
27 Oct, 2016

Safety, Health and Welfare at ...

Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen has signed the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2016.The Regulations set out the statu...
25 Aug, 2016

The Paternity Leave and Benefi...

The Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 was enacted in July 2016. The function of the Act is to put into practice the decision in Budget 2016 to allow for 2 weeks’ statutory paternity leave and 2 w...
13 Apr, 2016
legal500 EMEA Top FIrm 2016

Lavelle Solicitors listed as a...

Lavelle Solicitors has again been recommended in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa.For 28 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms acros...
20 Jan, 2016

Increase to the Minimum Wage

On 1 January 2016, the increase in the national minimum wage from €8.65 per hour to €9.15 per hour came into effect.This increase applies to experienced adult employees. For the purposes of th...
7 Oct, 2015

The Workplace Relations Act 20...

The final phase of the reform of the State’s employment law bodies or what is now to be known as the Workplace Relations Structures came into effect on the 1st of October 2015.The aim of the A...