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Employment Law Developments in NI From April 2021

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 05/05/2021 In this Podcast Mark McAllister, Director of Director of Employment Relations Services with the LRA discusses the key employment law developments in NI from April 2021 and outlines what to look out for this coming year. Podcast Transcript Hello, and welcome to this Legal Island podcast on employme...
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In Brief: Case Law Special (May 2021)

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 05/05/2021 This month’s 'In Brief' is a common law catch up. It can be hard to keep up to date with case law developments – it’s all too easy to miss an important decision that has major implications for employers and employees. For this very reason we decided to compile a list of some of the most interesting...
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Employment Lessons from Around the World - Impact of the Uber Decision for Global Expansion and Distributed Working

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 20/04/2021 The world of work is changing and employment laws are failing to keep up. The global pandemic and subsequent lockdown have shown all of us that we can work from home - and that home could be anywhere. FlexWork platforms are expanding at an incredible rate. Our employees could be anywhere, so long a...
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Employment Law Changes in NI from April 2021

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 14/04/2021 Set out below are various employment law changes due to come into effect from April 2021 in Northern Ireland. National Minimum Wage Prior to April 2021, people aged 25 and over were entitled to receive the National Living Wage. From 1 April 2021, this applies to those who are aged 23 and over. The...
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NI Employment Law: What We Learned Last Quarter (Q1 2021)

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 09/04/2021 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 a...
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Presidential Guidance - The Industrial Tribunals and The Fair Employment Tribunal (April 2021)

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 06/04/2021 THE INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNALS AND THE FAIR EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTION ISSUED UNDER REGULATION 14 OF THE INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNALS AND FAIR EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL (CONSTITUTION AND RULES OF PROCEDURE) REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2020 AND PRESIDENTIAL GUIDANCE ISSUED UNDER RULE 8 OF THE INDUSTR...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Implications of the Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd Holiday Pay Case

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 30/03/2021 In the most recent litigation involving Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd [2021] UKEAT 0211/19/1703, the EAT held that where a worker had been permitted to take annual leave but had not been paid for it, they were not permitted to carry over the right to payment for the holiday to future years. The EAT ...
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Working Time and Leave
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The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 29/03/2021 The annual increase of limits order has been published. This Order increases, from 6th April 2021, the limits applying to certain awards of industrial tribunals, the Fair Employment Tribunal or Labour Relations Agency statutory arbitration, and other amounts payable under employment legislation, a...
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“Sleep-in shifts” and the National Minimum Wage

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 25/03/2021 On 19 March 2020, the Supreme Court held in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake that care workers who were required to sleep at or near their workplace and be available to be called on during the night, are not entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) for the whole of their “sleep-in shift...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Equal Status Cases Highlight the Need for D&I Training

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 22/03/2021 Equal Status Claims - What Do Organisations Need to KnowDeirdre Crowley and Denise Moran of Matheson discuss three recent key Irish cases where the organisations were each held to be vicariously liable for the acts of their employees. They also provide practical guidance for employers to mitigate ...
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Discrimination and Equality