Overview

 Our lawyers take the time to get to know the businesses and people we support. We work closely with our clients, to partner with them and understand how best to create bespoke practical and commercial solutions. We pride ourselves on always striving to add value by actively working with our clients to design practices, procedures and solutions that are tailored to their business, their strategy and their people. 

We recognise that most clients want to avoid disputes with their employees. We are creative and experienced in using mediation and collaborative dispute resolution methods where appropriate to bring parties to a commercial resolution.

We also recognise that clients sometimes need a swift and strong response to protect their businesses and their key talent. We have a wide range of experience securing injunctions for clients to protect their interests and defending injunctions brought by employees and directors. 

Our team has extensive experience advising on all aspects of Irish employment law, benefits, incentives and immigration. We represent clients in high value corporate transactions, complex High Court proceedings, WRC claims and complex investigations. We support a wide range of clients to design and implement best practices for their workplaces.

Advisory Services

Our Employment team has extensive experience in advising employers and employees on Irish legal issues.  In particular, we specialise in the following:

  • Contracts of employment
  • Employee handbooks
  • Policies and best practice
  • Working time
  • Fitness and Probity matters
  • Employee privacy
  • Remuneration and Equal Pay
  • Health and Safety
  • Part time, fixed term, casual and agency worker arrangements
  • Independent contractor issues

Crisis Management Support

Our Irish Employment team has extensive experience in providing employers and employees with Irish legal advice on a range of employment crisis management support issues.  In particular, we specialise in the following:

  • Senior executive dismissals or terminations
  • Boardroom and Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Team moves
  • Theft of confidential information
  • Investigations involving a regulator
  • Sexual harassment, harassment and bullying issues

Dispute Resolution and Mediation

Our Irish Employment team has extensive experience in providing employers and employees with Irish legal advice on dispute resolution and mediation. In particular, we specialise in the following:

  • Workplace Relations Commission claims
  • Circuit, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court
  • Mediation
  • Compromise agreements

Employee Benefits

Our Employment team has extensive experience advising public and private companies on employee benefits, including equity incentive arrangements.  The Irish Employment team also advise clients on employee share plans, incentive schemes and remuneration issues.  We also regularly help our clients to design and implement share incentives as part of their corporate restructuring.

Handling Change

Our Irish Employment team has extensive experience providing Irish legal advice to clients who are both employers and employees on handling change in the workplace.  In particular, we specialise in the following:

  • Collective redundancy
  • Individual redundancy issues
  • Consultation obligations related to business transfers
  • Changes to terms and conditions and to working practices
  • Harmonisation of terms and conditions
  • Bonus and Incentive arrangements
  • Employment law support related to corporate transactions 
  • Managing trade union relationships and responding to threatened or actual trade disputes

Immigration

Our Irish Employment team provides Irish legal advice to clients on obtaining the appropriate work permits and visas for key employees and assisting their families to secure permission to stay and work in Ireland. We have extensive experience liaising with the Irish Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to secure the following permits:

  • Critical Skills Permit
  • General Employment Permit
  • Intra Company Transfer Permit
  • Atypical Working Scheme
  • Trusted Partner Scheme
  • Spouse / Partner / Dependents
 

Managing Risk

Our Employment team has extensive experience in providing expert Irish legal advice to both employers and employees on managing risk, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Handling performance issues
  • Investigations
  • Disciplinary processes
  • Suspensions
  • Dismissals
  • Absence management
  • Bullying and harassment prevention
  • Commercially agreed exits

Locations

British Virgin Islands   |   Cayman Islands   |   Dublin   |   Hong Kong   |   London
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