Sandyford.com Legal Features

Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace (Part 5): AI and Inter-generational Working

06/12/2018 - In our Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Workplace article series we are considering the potential positive impacts that AI could have on the workplace and the possible amendments required to Irish employment law to allow these to happen.

"Face-Off”: Facebook, The Data Breach and The DPC

22/11/2018 - Since 25 May 2018, two of the most hotly debated questions have been:

Anti-Corruption Legislation- Corporates Take Action

02/11/2018 - The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act, 2018 (the“2018 Act”) was signed into law on 5 June, 2018. The 2018 Act was subsequently commenced by Ministerial Order with effect from 30 July 2018

How will Brexit impact Public Procurement in the UK?

02/11/2018 - On 5 September 2018, the House of Commons issued a 17 page Briefing Paper discussing the impact of Brexit on the UK public procurement sector. A brief summary of the findings is set out below.

Ireland's Corporation Tax Roadmap – The Rules of the Road are Changing

02/11/2018 - The Department of Finance published "Ireland's Corporation Tax Roadmap" (the Roadmap) on 5 September 2018.

Closing the gender pay gap

05/10/2018 - After years of financial crisis, many of the world’s economies have the battle scars to prove it. But imagine there was a way to boost growth by trillions of euro.

Tax Strategy Papers – A Glimpse of the Future for Irish Corporation Tax

05/10/2018 - The Department of Finance has published its Budget 2019 Tax Strategy Group ("TSG") ("the Group") Papers.

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - a game changer for employers?

07/09/2018 - The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 was recently passed by Dáil Éireann and, depending on progress made before Seanad Éireann in the autumn, it could be enacted by the end of the year.

Time to Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Companies New Duties under the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018

07/09/2018 - The much anticipated Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 (the "Act") was commenced on 30 July 2018. The Act was signed into law by President Higgins on 5 June 2018.

Parental Leave Bill Passed by Dail

14/08/2018 - The Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017 (the "Bill"), which extends the applicability and duration of parental leave, was passed by the Dail.

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017

14/08/2018 - The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 (“the Bill”) which is now at committee stage is expected to be enacted later this year. The Bill if enacted will have wide ranging effects for employers, in particular regarding “low hour” or “zero-hour” contracts.

A New Era – Corruption Legislation Passes Through the Irish Parliament

02/07/2018 - The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 (the "Bill") was passed on 30 May 2018 by the Seanad (the Irish Senate), concluding its passage through the Oireachtas (the Irish Houses of Parliament).

Gender Pay Gap reporting legislation approved by Cabinet

02/07/2018 - Cabinet approved the General Scheme of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting in Ireland – Back in the Spotlight

07/06/2018 - Gender pay gap (GPG) reporting continues to be a focal point for UK employers following the requirement for employers with more than 250 employees to publish details of their median pay and bonus gaps before last month's deadline.

Fake Law Firms

29/05/2018 - Now that we have the concept of fake news why not fake law firms and fake law awards.

“Bogus” contracts for service – new law proposed to tackle employment status

01/05/2018 - A new private member's bill, the Prohibition of Bogus Self-Employment Bill 2018 (the Bill), put forward by Solidarity – People Before Profit, was published on 12 March 2018.

Employment Law in 2018

18/04/2018 - Employment law is constantly evolving and changing. Trends appearing are usually in response to important new case law and legislation, the work of politicians with a particular passion, or in response to global movements.

New Guidelines on Binding Corporate Rules Under the GDPR

04/04/2018 - In order to facilitate the use of Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) for international transfers of personal data to entities outside of the EU, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has issued two new sets of Guidelines on BCRs under the GDPR.

The Children’s First Act 2015 - some guidelines from Amorys Solicitors.

04/04/2018 - The Children’s First Act 2015 came into effect on 11th December 2017. This means the Children First National Guidelines for the protection and welfare of children are now law.

Employee Rights during adverse weather conditions

06/03/2018 - In the aftermath of Storm Emma, we answer five common questions from employers on the impact of severe weather conditions on the employer/ employee relationship.