Current Issue, 28th January 2015
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Lead News Items
The Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation has confirmed that adjudication hearings under the new Workplace Relations Commission – as well as industrial relations cases at the Labour Court – will be in private.
Changes in work permits law updates system, tackles 'undocumented' anomaly'
The latest legislation on work permits is aimed at streamlining and updating the permit system, especially for inward investors. It also addresses the lack of access to employment rights for undocumented workers.
LABOUR COURT REVIEW
Pay - A Review of Labour Court Cases
This review of Labour Court recommendations examines 27 cases relating to disputes over pay dating back to January 2014. The review will discuss the broad themes identifiable across the recommendations, while a table providing a brief summary of each case is attached.
Top jobs salary survey says trends are upward, emigrants also returning
Salary increases of 5-10% are anticipated for specialist positions in a range of sectors, including Life Sciences, IT, Accounting & Finance, Legal, Insurance, Science and Engineering, according to a new salary and benefits survey across a range of professions and sectors.