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The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 24/03/2022 This Order increases, from 6th April 2022, 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, as specified in the Schedule to the Order. Under Article 3...
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Pay Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Children’s Code: What it Means for Online Services

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 23/03/2022 The Children’s Code sets out 15 standards organisations must meet to ensure that children’s data is protected online. The code will apply to all the major online services likely to be accessed by children in the UK and includes measures such as providing default settings which ensure that children ...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Webinar Recordings NI
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In Brief NI: March 2022

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 08/03/2022 This month’s 'In Brief' focuses on all things female in recognition of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8th March! We’ve highlighted the key themes, to help you keep up to date with developments. Sex(ism) and the City Let’s start with a high as the BBC have reported that a government-backed re...
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The Impact of Covid-19 on Children's Mental Health with Professor Siobhan O’Neill, NI’s Mental Health Champion

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 03/03/2022 Professor Siobhan O’Neill , NI Mental Health Champion outlines the short and long-term impact that Covid-19 has had on children’s mental health and what teachers can do now to ameliorate the situation as much as possible. This webinar was held on the 3rd March 2022 in association with the ASCL (the...
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Webinar Recordings NI Coronavirus/Covid-19 Wellbeing
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Refugees at Home

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 01/03/2022 Legal Island has teamed up with UK charity Refugees at Home to provide you with the opportunity to apply to host a refugee as a guest in your home temporarily this year. Please note this process is relevant only to those resident in Northern Ireland. While the immediate focus is on helping people c...
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Adjusted right to work checks extended to 30 September 2022

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 01/03/2022 The guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19): right to work checks confirms that adjusted right to work checks will remain in place until 30 September 2022 inclusive.The Home Office plans to introduce new digital right to work checks from 6 April 2022, using Identification Document Validation Technology ...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19 Immigration
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Consultation on banded hours contracts and enhanced rights for zero-hour workers in Northern Ireland

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 01/03/2022 Co-author: Ciara Fulton The Northern Ireland Assembly is consulting on proposed legislation to enhance the statutory protections for zero-hours workers, including call-out payments, banning exclusivity clauses and introducing the right to request a “banded hours” contract. Consultation closes on 4...
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Contracts of Employment Pay
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Northern Ireland Case Law Revision with Emma McIlveen BL

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 10/02/2022 In this webinar, held in association with the NI Employment Lawyers’ Group, employment specialist Emma McIlveen BL and Scott Alexander from Legal Island discuss important Northern Ireland employment cases and outline how they are relevant to other employers. The cases discussed in this webinar incl...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality Pay Webinar Recordings NI
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4 Day Week: How to Reduce Work Hours and Increase Productivity

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 10/02/2022 Research suggests that a four-day week (where employees continue to receive full-time wages for reduced hours) results in greater productivity. Why should this be? It seems to be linked to better work-life balance and a desire to complete tasks on time and then get out of work to enjoy the extended...
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Contracts of Employment Working Time Employee Engagement
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Employment Law Revision Day with Mark McAllister

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 10/02/2022 Mark McAllister, Director of Employment Relations at the Labour Relations Agency, and Scott Alexander, Head of Learning and Development at Legal Island, discuss the top 5 employment cases of the year from Northern Ireland and Great Britain that impact on NI employers. Each case review will cover: ...