Tag: employment

Data Protection—A Warning for Prospective Employers

Under the provisions of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 an individual may access personal data held about him by An Garda Síochána, by a request in writing or by completing a Data Protection Access Request. The written request or completed form is sent to the Garda Vetting Unit […]

Calling all employers—get it right, right now!

It’s great to be able to employ staff in these difficult times and, by and large, most employers want to do right by their employees.  However, to do so correctly, it is important, as an employer, that you know your obligations towards your staff.  If a dispute arises and an employee […]

Working Hours and Leave Entitlements – Rights and Obligations

The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (the 1997 Act) sets out the obligations and entitlements of employers and employees respectively under Irish employment law. In addition to these legislative provisions, an employee’s contract of employment ought also to make reference to shifts, breaks, overtime and entitlement to annual leave. […]

Erupting Volcanos and Employment Issues

The recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland’s hitherto unheard of (and unpronounceable) volcano, spewing an ash cloud that caused air travel to grind to a halt has raised important unemployment issues for those affected by the travel chaos. Since the occurrence I have been asked constantly to advise on two issues, […]