Significant changes to employment law are on the horizon following Labour’s election victory. These proposed changes are detailed in its Workplace Relations and Safety Manifesto policies. Employers need to ensure that they keep on top of what these changes mean for them.
A recent case heard by the Employment Relations Authority serves as a reminder that individuals, officers of companies and partnerships (including anyone who is able to exercise significant influence over the management or administration of these entities) can be held personally liable if the business breaches minimum employment law standards. e.g. fails to pay wages, holiday pay etc.
A triangular employment relationship is a type of employment arrangement where employees are employed by an employer, but are placed with a third party who typically exercise control or direction similar to that of an employer.
A recent Employment Court case Leota v Parcel Express Limited is a reminder of the importance of correctly classifying workers.
The Government announced recently a new scheme ( Covid 19 Relief Payment) to financially support employees who have lost their jobs through redundancies due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.