All items: Contracts of employment

  • New laws on misuse of NDAs in the workplace

    22 July 2019

    The government has announced legislation to address the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the workplace - including clauses designed to cover up sexual harassment, racial discrimination and assault.

  • Wording of restrictive covenants comes under Supreme Court spotlight

    23 January 2019

    Employers are being warned about the wording of restrictive covenants in employment contracts as a landmark case is heard this week at the Supreme Court.

  • Appeal tribunal rules in favour of hotel waiters over employment rights

    4 January 2019

    Three hotel staff who were dismissed shortly after their contracts of employment began have successfully argued that they should have received a statement of employment rights, despite one worker being in their role for only six weeks.

  • New rights for agency and temporary workers revealed

    17 December 2018

    New legislation to bolster workers' rights, including an extension of the right to a written statement of entitlements and closing a loophole that penalises agency staff, will be introduced today.

  • Ireland on track to end zero-hour contracts

    14 December 2018

    The Irish government has said it will end most zero-hour contracts in the country by summer as its Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill completed its final stages in the Seanad (senate) earlier this week.

  • Nearly half of zero-hours workers want regular shifts

    8 October 2018

    Almost half of people on zero-hours contracts want to work more hours and in a more regular shift pattern, but almost the same proportion are satisfied with the hours they work.

  • Law Commission confirms electronic signatures are valid

    23 August 2018

    The Law Commission has confirmed that electronic signatures can be used to sign formal legal documents, such as employment contracts, in a bid to remove some of the confusion about their validity.

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