It is thought that most staff who have been given packages have seen them limited to statutory redundancy. Photograph: iStock

Staff at The Times Ireland edition will not be entitled to redundancy pay unless they have worked for the company for more than two years. Three sou(...)

If your work is under the control of someone else, if you receive a fixed hourly, weekly or monthly wage, if you cannot subcontract your work, if you work set hours; and if you work for one person or one business, then you should be considered to be an employee.

There’s a worker who cleans offices Monday to Friday. But even though he works regular hours, all his gigs are set up for him and he’s paid the minimu(...)

 ESB crew workers at Glenamuck Road, south Dublin, restoring services following Ophelia storm damage earlier this week.Photograph:Cyril Byrne

The Department of Social Protection has asked employers to “take a long-term view” when deciding whether to pay employees who missed work on Monday du(...)

A woman walks her dogs beside the stormy sea in  Donaghadee  east of Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty

Most supermarket chains and large stores have closed or are planning to close today due to storm Ophelia while many other employers have advised staff(...)

An employment law expert said the amount awarded ’will no way act as a deterrent to employers in sacking pregnant employees’. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

A pregnant beauty therapist was told her pregnancy “was her own problem” in a “particularly heartless” dismissal. In the case before the Workplace Re(...)

Issuing unenforceable threats has the detrimental effect of undermining the authority of the Garda Commissioner if the Garda Representative Association members do not follow her instructions. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has issued an order to gardaí to attend at work on Friday. There are some 10,500 GRA members. If a garda do(...)

Loretto Dempsey who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year: “When someone calls the helpdesk with a problem with their PC, and I help them, I feel like I’m not sick at all.”

When Loretto Dempsey first had trouble moving the fingers of her left hand, she brushed it off as a trapped nerve. When walking up stairs became a pro(...)