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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 Pay
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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 Pay
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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 Gender Pay Gap
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Data Protection Implications of Selling From the UK into the EU after Brexit

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 10/03/2021 After years of uncertainty surrounding what GDPR would look like post Brexit, the trade agreement signed last Christmas Eve has left the UK with a hard GDPR border. It has however also secured a temporary transfer period for the transfer of EU data to the UK: the “Bridge”. This webinar recording i...
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In Brief: Important Updates from February 2021

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 08/03/2021 A number of useful articles were added to the Legal Island Employment Law Hub throughout February 2021. Here is a quick recap of some of the recent additions to the Coronavirus employment-related and Brexit hubs. Coronavirus Employment-Related Updates Compelling Employees to be Vaccinated for Covi...
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Performance Conversations and Motivation of Remote-based Millennials

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 25/02/2021 The subject of performance conversations never goes away for employers or HR professionals. It has been to the fore in this last year. Assuming our speaker is correct, how can you ensure your top performing Millennial employees remain top performers or get back to performing at their best, where th...
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Shaping the Post Covid World of Work

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 18/02/2021 In this webinar recording, Kevin Empey of WorkMatters shares his experience of helping organizations to shape their ‘Future of Work’ models for the more blended, post Covid world of work we are all facing. While it will be some months before most employers open up their workplace to all employees,...