The Employment Contract

Employee or Self Employed? New Code of Practice on Determining Status of Worker 2021

Whether a person is considered to be an employee or self-employed is of vital importance when it comes to employment law, taxation, social welfare benefits, etc. For example, you cannot win a claim for unfair dismissal if you were not actually an employee. There is a new Code of Practice for giving guidance on the …

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Employment Termination Agreements-the 1 Big Decision for the Employee

Employment termination agreement, severance agreement, compromise agreement, waiver agreement, settlement agreement. It has many names but it amounts to the same thing. The employment is being terminated and the employee is being asked to sign some type of agreement and enter into another contract with the employer. I see a lot of these agreements on …

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Force Majeure Clauses in the Employment Contract and the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Does force majeure leave offer any relief to employees in the current Covid-19 crisis?  Or does it create even more problems for employers who are already concerned about the many implications arising from the spread of the virus in Ireland? Force majeure is defined as a “superior force” and is afforded statutory recognition in Irish …

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The Domino’s Pizza Delivery Drivers High Court Case-Employees or Self-Employed?

Are pizza delivery workers employees or self-employed? This is a question that the Irish High Court has addressed with a judgment in December 2019 in a case involving Domino’s Pizza delivery drivers. It is an issue that has previously been addressed in the UK courts in cases involving Uber and Deliveroo delivery drivers. But this …

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3 Takeaways from the Ryanair V Peter Bellew High Court Case

The High Court case between Ryanair DAC and Peter Bellew is an important one because it gives us further guidance in the area of restrictive covenants in the contract of employment. A restrictive covenant is basically a covenant in a contract of employment preventing a departing employee from working for a competitor for a certain …

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