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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: ...
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Introduction Of Paid Parental Bereavement Leave in Northern Ireland

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 09/02/2022 On 7 January 2022 the Northern Ireland Assembly passed legislation which will provide parents with two weeks’ paid leave following the death of a child under 18. These new entitlements will be effective from April 2022 with further provision relating to miscarriage promised. Before April 2020, em...
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Absence and Sickness Pay Family Friendly Rights
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In Brief NI: February 2022

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 07/02/2022 This month’s 'In Brief' brings together a range of resources and articles that we’ve found interesting from the start of the year. We’ve highlighted the key themes, to help you keep up to date with developments. Four-day Week Pilot Launches The pilot is being coordinated by 4 Day Week Global in par...
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Working Time Coronavirus/Covid-19 Brexit Menopause
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How to Measure Wellbeing

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 27/01/2022 Wellbeing was originally introduced to reduce absence costs. It's now there as an enabler of employee productivity, innovation and engagement. The UK’s Ministry of Justice measures employee wellbeing through a strictly person-centred approach. They believe this method encourages: Individuals to ta...
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Employee Engagement Wellbeing
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What The Protocol Means For Employment And Equality Law In Northern Ireland

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 24/01/2022 While there is a renewed focus on reviewing the customs elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol following Liz Truss’ appointment as Foreign Secretary and the prospect of an Assembly election, Ciara Fulton points out that it is important to remember the important role the Protocol plays in securin...
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Discrimination and Equality Brexit
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NI Employment Law: What We Learned Last Quarter (Q4 2021)

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 18/01/2022 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 4 of 2021 - click ...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19 Remote and Hybrid Working Wellbeing
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In Brief NI: Top Cases of 2021

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 02/12/2021 This month’s 'In Brief' is a case law round up of the year and for that reason is bit less brief than normal! We’ve handpicked the Top 10 Cases from Northern Ireland of the last 12 months, so you don’t miss an important decision. Click on any of the case names to be taken to a more detailed case re...