Welcome to the Autumn issue of LOOP

What a summer it has been! After a heatwave-heavy few months, Autumn is upon us. We are at last freely striding into the office on crisp mornings, with coffees in hand, in-person meetings in the calendar and looking forward to a busy few months at Leman.
 
How are you handling the return to the office? If your business has any questions you can contact our human resources arm of the business, HRLegal, to discuss your queries. See here for more or call the Leman office on 01 6393000.

We look forward to the Future of Law 2021 online webinar on Thursday 7th October, hosted by LexTech and featuring world-class speakers, such as Mr Justice David Barniville, Dr Ron Dolin of Harvard Law School, and Professor Margaret Hagan of Stanford University. The theme “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” will focus on practical digital tools future lawyers will someday use in delivering legal solutions. Registrations for this year have been overwhelming but you can still register and access the event via this link.

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In this issue we feature engaging articles by experts in our Employment, HRLegal and Corporate departments that we hope you will enjoy.
 
Many thanks for your subscription, and have a great October,
 
The Leman Solicitors team

EMPLOYMENT

Mind The Gap! The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 is due to be signed into law 
Bláthnaid Evans and Sheila Spokes
On 7 July 2021, the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 was passed by both houses of the Oireachtas and is due to be signed into law by the President before the end of the year. This article summarises key changes that the Bill will introduce,... Read more
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The Long-Awaited Return to Work - What do Employers Need to Know? 
Bláthnaid Evans
On 16 September 2021, the government published updated guidance (the “Guidance Note”) for employers and employees returning to the workplace[1]. The Guidance Note was prepared by the Labour Employer Economic Forum (the “LEEF Group”) and serves as... Read more
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Employment Update: All you Need to Know about The Workplace Relations Act 2021 
The Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 The Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (the “Act”)1 was signed into law by the President on 27 July 2021. This article summarises the key changes that the Act... Read more
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Leman Case Review: Francesco Accattatis v Fortuna Group (London) Limited 
This article summarises the case of Francesco Accattatis v Fortuna Group (London) Limited, a recent Employment Tribunals (the “Tribunal”) decision from the UK. Mr Accattatis (the “Employee”) took a claim against Fortuna Group (London) Limited (the... Read more
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Employment Legal Update: Supreme Court upholds the Constitutionality of Sectoral Employment Orders 
On 18 June 2021, the Supreme Court delivered its judgment in National Electrical Contractors Ireland -v- Labour Court, the Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation Ireland and the Attorney General. Please see our summary on this ruling in... Read more
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HRLEGAL

The 'New' Normal, Evolved? A HRLegal Perspective on Readapting to the Workplace
Una Clifford
As teams slowly move back to the office the employment relationship needs to readapt again. Employees managed to really quickly move to working from home as the global pandemic escalated, now employers want to see their office space humming again,... Read more
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CORPORATE 

Delay to EU Crowdfunding Regulation? 
Simon Deane-Johns
The European Securities and Markets Authority has written to the European Commission urging clarificiation of some important interpretation issues relating to the EU Crowdfunding Regulation and suggesting a 'slight delay' to the proposed... Read more
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