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Bill provides insight into new WRC structure for dispute resolution
The new Workplace Relations Bill, belatedly published this week, will enable the establishment of the Workplace Relations Commission and the dissolution of the LRC, EAT, NERA, and Equality Tribunal, by end of 2014.
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Employer's lack of engagement key to trustee victory in €2.3m pension case
A claim by trustees of a small defined benefit (DB) pension scheme, for payment of a €2.3 million contribution by an employer winding up the scheme, has been backed by the High Court.
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Collective negotiation & competition law - the IMO settlement suggests a new paradigm
A recent settlement of a Competition Authority lawsuit against the Irish Medical Organisation seems to turn back the tide on competition law encroachment on collective bargaining.  A "framework agreement" on IMO negotiations with the State agreed at the same time affirms this impression. (Read more>)