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In Brief: Important Updates from January 2021

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 01/02/2021 A number of useful articles were added to the Legal Island Employment Law Hub throughout January 2021. Here is a quick recap of some of the recent developments within the employment law sphere: Homeworking and Home-schooling: Seven Ways Employers Can Support Parents – as the NI Executive announces ...
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Mark McAllister's Employment Law Revision Day: Top 5 Cases from 2020 & Developments for 2021

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 29/01/2021 In this webinar recording, Director of Employment Relations Services at the Labour Relations Agency, Mark McAllister, joins Head of Learning & Development at Legal Island, Scott Alexander, to discuss the top 5 employment cases of the year. Each case review covers: A short discussion on the fa...
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Webinar Recordings NI Brexit
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Brexit: Implications for NI Employers of EU Nationals

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 25/01/2021 Introduction The Brexit implementation period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020, and with it, free movement of persons in the EU also came to an end. This is despite the fact that the EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was agreed between the UK and the EU on 24 December. Therefore, it is...
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Brexit Immigration
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NI Employment Law: What We Learned Last Quarter (Q4 2020)

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 11/01/2021 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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Our Top 5 From 2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 07/01/2021 Well, 2020 was certainly an interesting year and we thought we would celebrate the New Year with a review of our top 5 offerings from 2020. Guidance for Employers in Making Reasonable Adjustments – we launched this guidance at our Annual Review of Employment Law in November 2020. Developed in as...
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Covert Recording in the 'Workplace' - When Might it be Lawful?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 07/01/2021 In July 2020, the CIPD published an extensive report into workplace technology. Amongst its key findings were: 45% of employees believe that monitoring is currently taking place in their workplace - wherever that might be 86% believe that workplace monitoring and surveillance will increase in the ...
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The TUPE King’s Top Five Cases of 2020

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 09/12/2020 Dr John McMullen has been variously described as “the King of TUPE” and the “TUPE guru”. Indeed, he is the author of Business Transfers and Employee Rights, the leading work on TUPE. First published in 1987, it is a loose-leaf encyclopaedia, known affectionately as the “purple book”, and is subscri...
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Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE) Webinar Recordings NI
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When Can Costs Justify Discrimination?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 07/12/2020 In Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWCA Civ 1487 the Court of Appeal held that although saving or avoiding costs cannot in and of itself justify indirect discrimination on grounds of age, an employer’s need to reduce costs in order to balance its books in response to a public sec...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Brexit 2020: New Immigration and Visa Costs

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 24/11/2020 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Immigration law requirements have become increasingly more important in the running of businesses in Northern Ireland as the world has (metaphorically speaking) become a smaller place. This means that many HR practitioners now also have to have a certain level of knowledg...
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Brexit
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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Alert: Issues for Employers While staff are WFH

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 19/11/2020 Black Friday and Cyber Monday means – DEALS, DEALS, DEALS! The 2020 holiday season will be unlike any other we have experienced. In many cases, COVID-19 will keep us in our own homes and away from crowded shops. That may be a good way to curb spending, but the reality is, your employees still want ...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures