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Whistleblowing Legislation Changes in Northern Ireland

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 11/01/2018 Mark: Northern Ireland got a commencement order and caught up with GB. On the 1st October 2017, the law effectively in Northern Ireland changed to reflect the GB whistleblowing legislation. The first commencement order effectively brought Northern Ireland law from 2013/2016 reforms that were made i...
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Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
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‘Insecure and Uncertain: Precarious Work in the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland'

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 14/12/2017 The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) recently published a report entitled ‘Insecure and Uncertain: Precarious Work in the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland’.Chapter 5 of the report concerns the position in Northern Ireland. Here is a summary of ICTU’s findings in this jurisdiction:Sta...
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Northern Ireland Case Review 2017 and Key Next Steps

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 07/12/2017 Northern Ireland has a very active tribunal system and our own employment judges that issue detailed and reasoned decisions. Our Court of Appeal has had to contend with a spate of employment-related cases this year. Maxine Orr, Partner, Worthingtons, analyses case law and offers practical advice o...
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In Brief: Important Updates from November 2017

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 04/12/2017 Employment Law is a complex area that is continually changing. It can be difficult to keep up to date with the latest developments. But don’t fret, the Northern Ireland Employment Law Hub is the best way to stay informed. The Hub offers in-depth articles written by expert employment lawyers and lea...
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A Solicitor’s Guide to Drafting Disciplinary Allegations - Q&A

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 22/11/2017 Following a hugely successful presentation at this year’s Annual Review of Employment Law, Gareth Walls, Partner at A&L Goodbody, answers questions submitted on his topic, ‘A Solicitor’s Guide to Drafting Disciplinary Allegations’. Q: Can an employer require an agreement to be signed by employe...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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GDPR - 5 things HR must do [Webinar Recording]

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 14/11/2017 Data Protection experts Gillian Acheson & Deirdre Allison discuss the 5 key things that HR departments must do to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in this 30-minute webinar recording with questions and answer. Transcription Barry: Good morning to everybody and w...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Webinar Recordings NI
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WP29 Guidelines on Administrative Fines under the GDPR

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 10/11/2017 Readers will be aware that large fines (up to €20m or 4% of global turnover) may be levied for data breaches after May 25th 2018 as a result of the implementation of the GDPR. Readers should also be aware that fines (up to €10m or 2% of global turnover) may be levied for administrative breaches, su...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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In Brief: Important Updates from October 2017

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 01/11/2017 Did you miss something? Subscribers to Legal-Island's Northern Ireland Employment Law Hub find it easy to keep up to date with developments in the world of HR and Employment Law. The Hub is a one-stop-shop for in-depth articles, case law analysis and updates relating specifically to how the law app...
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Joint Declaration of Protection (for Dignity at Work and Inclusive Working Environment)

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 31/10/2017 Legal-Island supports a new initiative by the four main employer representative bodies (Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Confederation of British industry, Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors) and the trade union movement in Northern Ireland to encourage ...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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Employment issues and inclement weather

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 16/10/2017 Storm Ophelia is coming and all schools in NI will be closed today. What about other employers? Some employees cannot get to work, or choose not to try, some employers may prefer employees to not attend work, others face a downturn in business because their customers won't go out unless they have ...