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Domestic Abuse Leave Introduced in Northern Ireland

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 11/04/2022 The Northern Ireland Assembly has passed legislation that will entitle victims of domestic abuse to 10 days’ paid leave each leave year. The law was passed in the Assembly’s final week of sitting before the forthcoming Assembly elections in May. The commencement date of the new right remains to be ...
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Health and Safety Pay Leave Wellbeing
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Paid parental bereavement leave introduced in Northern Ireland

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 11/04/2022 The Northern Ireland Assembly has finalised the legislation implementing an entitlement to two weeks' paid bereavement leave for working parents who lose a child under the age of 18. The new right will come into force with effect from 6 April 2022. Background to new parental bereavement law The Pa...
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Absence and Sickness Pay Leave Family Friendly Rights
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War in Ukraine - The Impact on the Employment Relationship

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 06/04/2022 Around the world people are deeply shocked and saddened about the escalating war in Ukraine. Many employers are increasingly concerned about the wellbeing of their employees, particularly those from Ukraine or other Eastern European countries, and are considering how to best support refugees. Emplo...
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Employee Engagement Immigration
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NI Employment Law: What We Learned Last Quarter (Q1 2022)

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 04/04/2022 Every three months we update you with some of the key developments in employment law and practice affecting the Northern Ireland workplace in the quarter. You’ll find many more learning points on the Northern Ireland Employment Law Hub, but here are a few highlights from quarter 1 of 2022 - click ...
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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