THE QUESTION Are you an Irish company and do you transfer personal data (such as employee data) to the UK (including Northern Ireland)? THE LATEST Safe to say the Brexit process has exposed us to more twists and turns than a Hollywood thriller movie. At the time of writing, EU leaders have agreed a further [...]
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Knowledge| 8 March 2019 | International Women’s Day Today, on International Women’s Day, we take a moment to honour all women, from Imelda May to Countess Markievicz and especially all women going about their daily activities at work and with family and friends. It is timely to comment on the General Scheme of the Gender [...]
In this article, Niamh Walsh, Associate Solicitor in Crowley Solicitors, provides an overview of WRC Inspections and the key areas to watch out for in 2019. With over 5,000 WRC inspections taking place during 2018 and the WRC’s commitment in their Work Programme for 2019 to continue this level of inspection activity into 2019, not [...]
On Data Protection Day 2019, the team at Crowley Solicitors looks forward to the year ahead with predictions for data protection and ePrivacy in 2019. • Brexit – Data processing is not immune from the business wide impact of Brexit and we currently lack clarity on how the UK will leave the EU due to [...]
The much debated Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 will take effect from 1 March 2019 and will bring about significant change. What’s New About This Act? The Oireachtas’ aim in rolling out this legislation is to improve the security and predictability of working hours for employees on insecure contracts and those working variable hours. Those [...]
French National Data Protection Commission (“CNIL”) fines Google €50,000,000 for data protection violations
Brief: In the first use of its powers under The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), CNIL, the French supervisory authority and equivalent of our Data Protection Commission (“DPC”), has fined Google for breach of GDPR rules regarding legal basis for processing and transparency and information. Basis: Google’s obligations to comply with these rules are outlined [...]
Introduction In this questions and answers based Article, Deirdre Crowley, answers queries raised by many delegates following the Legal Island Annual Review conferences. This Article is required reading for any HR or legal professional drafting a HR retention policy. Question 1 – Is it lawful to store medical records for employment purposes? Yes. Section [...]
The Breakdown of Mutual Trust and Confidence in the Employment Relationship-How does this affect redress awarded under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2015?
In this article, Niamh Walsh of Crowley Solicitors examines the issue of a breakdown of trust and confidence between an employer and employee. Specifically, Niamh outlines the redress options available to the Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) in the event that it is decided that redress is warranted. 1.Will parties be forced to work together where [...]
In this article, Eimear Boyle provides an overview of the derogations from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) contained in the Irish Data Protection Act 2018 (DP Act 2018) that will apply to Irish HR professionals’ data processing activities. Lawful Basis for Processing of Special Categories of Personal Data and Personal Data Relating to [...]