NI Employment Law - 16 Things We've Learned this Quarter (Q2 2019)Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 8 July 2019
Every three months we update you with some of the key developments in employment law and practice affecting the Northern Ireland workplace in that quarter. You’ll find many more learning points on our Northern Ireland Employment Law Hub but, if you don’t have time to research every item, here are 16 useful pearls of wisdom this quarter - click on the links below to further your knowledge:
- Legal Island has launched Northern Ireland's first Diversity and Inclusion Charter Mark
- Government is to reconsider the £30,000 post-Brexit migrant salary rules
- The PSNI case on holiday pay entitlement is estimated to cost NI employers £400m. Watch the recording of our Holiday Pay FAQ webinar with Seamus McGranaghan, focussing on the ramifications of the PSNI case for NI employers
- A new European Labour Authority will ensure that union rules on labour mobility are enforced in a fair, simple and effective way
- 2020 May bank holiday will be moved to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day
- Gender not children 'holds women academics back'
- Supreme Court hears case of Royal Mail Group Ltd (Respondent) v Jhuti (Appellant) re vicarious liability in Whistleblowing
- Enhanced maternity pay does not discriminate against fathers
- Asking customers of Chinese descent to speak in English constituted discrimination
- Around seven out of ten LGBT workers experienced at least one type of sexual harassment at work
- Employment Judge Órla Murray has written what we think is an excellent paper on whistleblowing laws in NI
- Disability discrimination claims at Employment Tribunals in GB have risen by 37%
- Injury to feelings Vento Bands have been increased for discrimination cases
- Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards 2019 winners include Pinsent Masons, Sensata and Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
- Opening and closing a shop attracts extra working time payments
- Changes to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage came into effect on Monday 1st April
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