Privacy Law Update

A draft new Privacy Bill is shortly to be released by the Government which has indicated some key areas it is concerned about. The existing Privacy Law regime is inadequate,  in particular as far as civil remedies are concerned, and it is proposing to introduce two new criminal offences. The first concerns misleading an agency,…

Applicants for Employment

In a very recent Decision of the Employment Court (24/07/2015), the issue came up whether or not laid-off meat workers who were waiting for work at the commencement of the new meat-processing season were employees under the Employment Relations Act.  The Court held that they were as the definition of “employee” included “a person intending…