Legal Features

Anti-Avoidance and Offshore Structures – Last Call for Penalty Mitigation

18/04/2017 - The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. announced a comprehensive national programme targeting offshore tax evasion in his budget speech in October 2016 to tackle the perceived abuse of offshore structures.

Ten tips on how to avoid a claim for unfair dismissal in your workplace

04/04/2017 - Amorys solicitors offer some sage advice to business owners...

Mediation Bill announced for 2017

02/03/2017 - The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced that she will publish the long awaited Mediation Bill this year.

The Gig Economy: update following the CitySprint decision in the UK

15/02/2017 - A cycle courier in the UK has been successful in arguing before a UK Employment Tribunal that she is entitled to 'worker' status for the purposes of the relevant UK legislation, despite the courier's contention that she was an independent contractor.

EU Commission proposes new ePrivacy Regulation

17/01/2017 - On 10 January 2017 the EU Commission proposed a new regulation (the “ePrivacy Regulation”) to replace Directive 2002/58/EC (the “ePrivacy Directive”).

New EU regulations require companies in Ireland to maintain a register of beneficial owners.

05/01/2017 - The European union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations 2016 (“the new AML Regulations”) which took effect from 15th November 2016, require most Irish registered companies to gather and retain on a register information on individuals who are its beneficial owners.

Developments in Data Privacy Case law

01/12/2016 - This summer has seen significant developments on both sides of the Atlantic in legal cases concerning international data privacy law.

Mamma Mia! Pregnancy Related Dismissal Claims

01/12/2016 - There is strong legal protection in Ireland for expectant mothers, and women dismissed for pregnancy-related reasons can take a case under either the Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977-2015 (the "Unfair Dismissal Acts") or under the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 (the "Equality Acts").

Paternity Leave rights for Fathers - what you need to know

04/10/2016 - Paternity Leave rights for Fathers Commence 1st September 2016 - Amorys Solicitors have given us some pointers on your entitlements...

Rare Win for Employee in Constructive Dismissal Claim

04/10/2016 - The Labour Court recently awarded €16,000 for constructive dismissal to an employee whose manager refused to allow him to return to work after experiencing mental health problems despite the fact his medical certificate said he was fit to work.

Recruitment and vetting of candidates by employers

01/09/2016 - The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012-2016 - what you need to know...

Workplace Bullying – How far is too far?

01/09/2016 - Following on from a recent case before the Court of Appeal, which significantly reduced an award of damages in a workplace bullying action,

Who is affected by the filing changes?

17/08/2016 - Irish registered unlimited companies which have a (direct or indirect) limited liability holding company or subsidiary company.

No Mixed Messages - Social Media in the Workplace

02/08/2016 - Two recent decisions of the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) demonstrate the increasingly common problems that social media usage is creating in the workplace for both employers and employees.

The Uber Case

26/07/2016 - We look at the distinction between employees and independent contractors in light of the recent cases against “on demand” technology companies

Preserved benefits – negative revaluation

25/07/2016 - When individuals leave employment having participated in their employer’s defined benefit occupational pension scheme for at least two years

Paternity Leave and Benefits Bill Published

22/07/2016 - The Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016 was published late last month.

New Statutory Audit Rules Come into Force

14/07/2016 - The European Union (Statutory Audits) Regulations 2016 (the "Regulations") came into effect on 17 June 2016.

Acting honestly is the best policy

01/07/2016 - In two recent cases the High Court has re-affirmed that directors will not escape restriction simply because they played a passive role in the conduct of the company's affairs.

Duties of Directors of Companies with a not for profit objective

01/06/2016 - Whilst being a director of a company with a community development objective on a voluntary or unpaid basis could be a prestigious position, it could be an onerous one too.

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