Current Issue, 24th June 2015

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Lead News Items

NEWS ANALYSIS

Clerys wind up highlights minimal impact of penalties
The Natrium consortium, which bought Clerys on June 12 - the store then moved into liquidation on the same day - has indicated willingness to meet with Minister for Employment Ged Nash, who had requested the new owners to meet with Clerys staff and their representatives.
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DATA PROTECTION

Data Protection Commissioner to assess compliance of 40 organisations
Earlier this month the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) wrote to 40 employers to start assessment of their compliance on new regulations with enforced subject access requests, or "vetting by the back door" as it is also known.
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LEGAL FEATURE

Workplace Relations Act - a revolution in Irish employment law
The new Workplace Relations Act not only simplifies the path of workers and employers employment rights institutions, but also brings in new provisions on fees for cases, time limits, on-the-spot fines and information-sharing about 'rogue employers' - although it will make many dismissal cases more private than is currently the case.
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