Facebook said plans for its Ballsbridge campus in Dublin had not changed. Photograph: iStock

Facebook’s decision to allow employees at its Irish office to work from abroad will have major repercussions for Ireland Inc as many other companies f(...)

‘The protection afforded by the law to female employees on maternity leave is extensive, and any employer who fails to comprehend this is definitely putting themselves at risk’

The introduction of maternity protection legislation in the 1980s was a significant legal milestone in the history of the State. It gave pregnant empl(...)

Ros Walshe would love to have a Howard Hodgkin to look at in her living room. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As creative director of Avoca and part of the team behind the new Avoca store in Dunboyne, Ros Walshe’s broad design experience has gone from clothes (...)

The employment law expert noted that in the case of a resignation, unless there is a clause in the contract specifying certain terms, the employee has no automatic entitlement to a package. Photograph: The Irish Times

Negotiations over severance pay are typically capped at two years’ remuneration, an Irish employment law expert has said. Patrick Walshe, a partner w(...)

Most people don’t lodge their work-related employment claims immediately, but the clock starts ticking from the time of the incident, not when the complaint is made. Unless workers have a very good reason for a delay, six months is going to be a hard deadline in most cases

The creation of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has been called the biggest change to industrial relations and employment rights in 70(...)

Career worry: A recent comprehensive study found that both pregnancy and maternity are times when women face increased workplace discrimination

While it can undoubtedly be a bit scary, particularly first time round, pregnancy is usually a period of great joy for families. Sure there might be c(...)

Some big-name companies such as McDonald’s (above), Tesco, JD Wetherspoon, Domino’s and Sports Direct have come in for heavy criticism for using zero-hour contracts in Britain. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Employers in Britain have found themselves in the firing line lately over their use of zero-hour contracts. Under these, employees must be availabl(...)