Annual Review of Employment Law 2019 - City North
Have you ever wondered what Legal Island's Annual Review of Employment Law conference is all about? Here's a little taster in just 2 minutes and 45 seconds:
It’s 21 years since Legal Island was formed to help HR and employment law practitioners stay informed with new employment law changes aﬀecting the workplace. 2019 has proved no diﬀerent to any other year and Legal Island can provide you with all the changes you need to know about in 2019/2020, such as:
- WRC Adjudicators have the authority to disapply a national law that is contrary to EU law and compel witnesses to appear at Hearings
- The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions Act) 2018 brought new rights for zero hours and part-time employees, along with fines and possible imprisonment for employers who flout the new laws
- Draft laws on the use of Tips and Gratuities in wages set to create new rules on minimum wage in service industries
- Draft Gender Pay Gap reporting legislation has been prioritised by the government – and will transform many workplace pay structures
- Artificial Intelligence has become a mainstream tool for many HR departments
Let us save you and your organisation time, money and stress by providing you with detailed updates on the employment law developments you need to know in Ireland and Europe. Get up to date with all of the new employment legislation aﬀecting Northern Ireland workplaces in 2019/2020 by attending the Annual Review of Employment Law conference later this year.
How we can help you
Our experts give you the latest information, practical tips and eﬀective solutions to make your life easier and prepare your organisation for the year ahead. After attending you will be able to:
- Minimise your organisation’s risk of litigation.
- Understand how the relevant new cases from Ireland and Europe impact on your workplace.
- Prepare for the year ahead.
- Update your policies with the useful templates and precedent wording for key areas in your organisation – sent to you by email after the event.
- Refer to all important legislative and case law changes which are relevant to your workplace, with an extensive folder of notes.
When and Where?
9.15am – 4.30pm on Thursday 14th November 2019
City North Hotel & Conference Centre, Gormanston, Co. Meath
Last year we sold out all 3 Annual Review of Employment Law conferences, so register now to secure your place.
City North is situated just off junction 7 on the M1, Dublin to Belfast route, at the gateway to the famous Boyne Valley region and is an official pick up/drop off point for Matthews coach company (serving Dublin City Centre, Drogheda and major sporting and concert venues in Dublin).
Standard Rate: €695
Charity/Small Company* Rate: €545
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*All organisations with fewer than 50 employees or charities qualify for our Charity/Small company rate. The number of employees includes all branches, subsidiary/parent companies, boards, trusts and federated organisations.
Jennifer Cashman - Review of the Year
Deirdre Crowley - Investigations, Disciplinary Processes and Fair Procedures - Where are we now?
Blathnaid Evans - Preparing for an Adjudication Hearing
Ciara O'Kennedy - Review of the Year Part 2: Looking Forward to 2020
Maura Connolly - Gender Pay Gap Reporting
Caroline McEnery - What a Good Investigation Report Looks Like
Dominic O'Toole - Cyber Security Awareness: How to Keep Your Organisation's Data Safer from Digital Attack
If this event is taking place in a hotel and you require a bedroom for the night before or day of the event please get in touch. We work with all our hotels to offer a preferential delegate rate for overnight stays where possible. For more information please email email@example.com.
“I rely on this event to gauge how well we're doing in our approach to HR but also to catch any changes in compliance due to recent case results or new/changes to legislation. Policy review is always on our agenda, so this event helps us set and prioritise our goals for next year.”
Eibhlín McCleary, Director, Megazyme
"The Legal Island annual update is always an excellent summary of the year's pertinent employment issues and gives a good assessment of forthcoming issues and this year was no different! It was well organised and the content and notes were excellent."
Ann Marie Ward, Employee Relations Manager, Irish Aviation Authority (IAA)
"The event was very informative and very well organised. A good range of topics with very knowledgeable presenters."
Stephen Hall, Principal Officer, Department of Defence
"Excellent speakers, wide variety of information and case law, and excellent papers / notes etc. provided. The event is excellent and it would be hard to improve on."
Claire Carroll, Human Resources Consultant, HR Connections
"This is the best seminar I go to - and I go almost every year. This year was even more interesting and topical."
Glenn Cooper, Solicitor, Dundon Callanan
“I feel that I don't miss anything if I attend this event, either what has changed over the year and what is coming in the near future.”
Catherine Carroll, Director of People, Collinson Group
“All the presenters/speakers were industry experts, and this showed in the quality of the session content and presentation. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and remained in main hall for the majority of the sessions. I have attended this event for a number of years and thoroughly enjoy and look forward to it!”
Fionnuala Kilcoyne, Senior HR Officer, Freshways Food Co.
“Attend every year and find it a very informative day and the best training event for me as a HR practitioner to keep me up to date.”
Martina Cullen, HR Manager, The Office Centre
“The event was so professionally organised. I really enjoyed the conference and there were so many Legal Island personnel on hand to help at all times.”
Grianne McDonald, HR Officer
Previous attendees include:
Marian Jennings Specialist in Employment & Business Law
Marian is an experienced Law Lecturer, with a specialist offering developed over 20 years, in Employment and Business Law. She offers the combined value of a proven track record in academia together with professional private practice/in-house legal roles and significant board, governance and organisational management experience in the community and voluntary sector.
Seònaid Ó Murchadha Disability Employment Specialist
Founder of Amputee Disability Federation Ireland, Seònaid Ó Murchadha has been promoting the abilities of people with disabilities for decades. From working as a presenter on Irish nationwide television and radio to supporting employers to recruit and place graduates with disabilities in mainstream employment, she enjoys challenging attitudes to promote the greater inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.
Seònaid is currently working as Employment Facilitator, supporting young people with disabilities to develop skills and get closer to the labour market as part of the Ability Programme with Fingal LEADER Partnership.
Noeleen Meehan Of Counsel
Noeleen is a key senior member of the firm’s Employment Law Group with over ten years’ experience. Noeleen has a broad range of experience in all aspects of employment law and acts on behalf of both domestic and international clients in relation to a variety of contentious and non-contentious employment law and industrial relations matters. Noeleen has experience advising on large-scale projects for corporate clients, including reorganisations, redundancies and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Caroline McEnery Managing Director
The HR Suite
Caroline McEnery, Managing Director of The HR Suite and HR and Employment Law Expert. Caroline is a former member on the Low Pay Commission and is also an adjudicator in the Work Place Relations Commission.
Jennifer Cashman Practice Group Leader Employment Group
Ronan Daly Jermyn
Jennifer Cashman is Practice Group Leader of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Employment Team and a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Cyber and Data Protection Teams.
Jennifer has more than 20 years’ specialist experience advising a wide range of employers across a number of sectors. A trusted advisor to employers in both the public and private sector, her clients include scaling and established Irish companies, public authorities, universities, and multinational companies in the technology, pharmaceutical, medical devices and diagnostics sectors. Her focus is on providing strategic business advice and practical, commercial solutions for clients.
As a member of the firm’s Cyber and Data Privacy Team, Jennifer has considerable experience advising on data protection and freedom of information matters, to include issues arising from GDPR, data subject rights, international data transfers, employee data and compliance training and data breaches.
As a member of RDJ’s Heathcare Team, Jennifer acts for healthcare clients, in particular include nursing homes, private hospitals, health insurers, medical device companies and pharmaceutical companies, in a broad range of regulatory and employment related issues and represents them before various bodies and tribunals. She has recently been retained to provide specialist advice by Nursing Homes Ireland, the representative organisation for Ireland's private and voluntary nursing home sector.
Maura Connolly Partner
Eugene F. Collins, Solicitors
Maura is head of the Dispute Resolution Department in Eugene F. Collins, she also leads the Firm's Employment & Employee Benefits Law Group. Maura advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law including contentious and non-contentious matters. Maura is experienced in civil litigation and has represented clients in employment law tribunals, before industrial relations bodies and in the Courts. Recent experience has included advising an employer on a high profile executive termination, which included wide ranging disputes relating to the executive’s directorship, shareholder and financial interests in the group; advising a registered charity on an investigation arising from a protected disclosure; providing strategic advice to an advertising company on the loss of a major contract and the transfer of its workforce under transfer of undertakings regulations.
Deirdre Crowley Partner in Employment & Technology Groups
Deirdre Crowley recently joined Matheson as a Partner in the Employment and Technology Groups.
Deirdre is a frequent speaker at our annual reviews. In her day to day practice, she advises employers across various sectors on a wide range of employment, industrial relations, equality, data protection and privacy matters.
Deirdre frequently advises employers on how to handle investigations, disciplinary and appeal processes. Deirdre’s focus is providing cutting edge solution focused legal advice, in a useful, practical way.
Michelle Ní Longáin Partner
Michelle is a partner in the Employment Department and is the firm's Compliance Partner. She has extensive experience in employment, equality and administrative law. Michelle qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland practising there in employment and equality law from 1994, moving to England and Wales in 1996 and returning to Ireland in 1999 when she joined the firm. Michelle advises Public and Private Sector clients, primarily employers, on complex areas of employment, equality and administrative law.
Ciara O'Kennedy Partner
Ciara is a partner in the Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefit team of LK Shields Solicitors, advising on both contentious and non-contentious employment issues with significant experience in resolving complex and sensitive disputes involving senior executives and employee shareholders, to include the negotiation of senior management exits and advising on all aspects of corporate governance issues associated with such exits. Ciara’s work requires her to regularly represent clients before the High Court and the Work Place Relations Commission.
Ciara is the current of the Employment Committee of the Dublin Solicitor’s Bar Association and was influential in setting up this Committee in 2017. Ciara is also currently also a council member of the DSBA and is a member of Employment Law Association of Ireland and regularly lectures on topical employment issues.
Sandra Masterson Power Head of Employment & Benefits
Sandra Masterson Power is a Partner and Head of the Employment and Benefits team in Beauchamps. Prior to joining Beauchamps in November 2018, she practised in the area of employment law at another leading employment law practice; she took a sabbatical from legal practice in 2012 to pursue a master's degree in human resource management and to establish her own legal and business risk consultancy. Subsequently in 2014, she was appointed Head of Knowledge, Learning and Development at a leading Dublin law firm, before returning to legal practice to join and lead the employment team at Beauchamps.
Sandra is a qualified mediator and holds a MA in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from UCD (2006) and a MSc in Human Resource Management from UCD Smurfit (2014) for which she was received two academic awards – the Richard Maher Memorial prize and the MERC Partners bursary for achieving the highest GPA across two streams.
Sandra provides legal advice and business risk support to key clients, managers, directors, CEOs and Board members within the private sector and public sector on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law and industrial relations law, health and safety law, data protection issues, whistleblowing, protected disclosures, governance and professional regulatory issues. Her legal, HR, mediation and business background and skills give her a unique perspective on people issues within organisations and in particular, the management and resolution of organisational and workplace conflict.
Dominic O'Toole Director
KORU Cyber Security Software Consultancy
Dominic is a software development and security manager with over 20 years’ experience in leading teams in complex environments and delivering quality technical solutions to a wide variety of blue-chip clients. Since obtaining his degree in Electronic engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College, he has worked in many fields enjoying the dynamics of solving tricky technical problems, before running his own consultancy to help a wider range of clients.
Edwin O'Hora Principal Consultant & Owner
As Owner and Principal Consultant, Edwin holds over 12 years’ top level experience in senior HR management and executive HR leadership roles spanning the Distribution, Pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors.
Bláthnaid Evans Partner & Head of Employment Practice
Bláthnaid has extensive experience in all areas of employment law, having trained in one of the leading trade union / employee firms and subsequently working in a top 5 law firm.
She advises on all contentious and non-contentious issues, with substantial experience in advising clients before all employment law forums including the WRC, Labour Court and High Court for employment-related injunctions.
Aldagh McDonogh Group CEO
Aldagh McDonogh is Chief Executive Officer of Morgan McKinley, a global professional recruitment and talent management company. She joined in 2010 as Transformation Director and has been instrumental together, with her colleagues, in driving the evolution and growth of the business as it continues to transform and expand its operations globally. McDonogh was previously co-founder of a leading marketing services company in Ireland and was a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Competition. She was formerly Global Marketing Director for Baileys and also worked at the global soft drinks giant Coca-Cola as Head of Consumer Marketing for Ireland. She is a member of the Institute of Directors.
Síobhra Rush Partner
Siobhra is a partner in Lewis Silkin and head of its office in Dublin since it opened in April 2018.
She has expertise in a wide range of employment law and industrial relations issues. She advises clients across a broad spectrum of sectors, including technology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, retail and hospitality. She advises on both contentious and non-contentious issues, including internal grievance and disciplinary investigations and procedures, litigating post-termination restrictions, claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and other employment law claims. She has represented clients in all adjudicatory bodies in Ireland including the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court, the Circuit and High Courts, including the defence of applications for injunctive relief.
Síobhra also advises international clients establishing in Ireland in relation to their requirements, including contracts of employment, handbooks policies and procedures. She has a lot of experience in internal commercial re-organisations (to include collective redundancies), severance agreements, transfer of undertaking issues, and the negotiation of employment provisions in commercial transactions.