News & Insights

Budget 2021 – An Employers Perspective

16 October 2020

Following the announcement of the 2021 Budget this week, employers should note some key points: A variant of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme will commence after the current scheme ends...
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Banter and bias in the workplace

15 October 2020

Maura Connolly, Partner and Head of Employment and Employee Benefits at Eugene F Collins was pleased to take part in a presentation on banter and bias in the workplace for...
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Budget 2021 – Hope based on realism?

14 October 2020

Budget 2021 was delivered by the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath against a backdrop of a global pandemic and a...
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Eugene F Collins Webinar Series: Legal Structures and Financing in Social Housing

13 October 2020

We will host a webinar on Thursday 22 October at 11.00am on the topic of Social Housing Legal Structures and Financing. To register email: seminars@efc.ie Our panel of speakers will...
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Extension to filing deadline for companies with an Annual Return Date falling on or after 30 September 2020

12 October 2020

The CRO has extended the filing deadline for companies with an Annual Return Date falling on 30 September 2020 or later. Any company with an Annual Return Date of 30...
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Government approves increase in the National Minimum Wage from 1 January 2021

12 October 2020

On 6 October 2020 Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, secured Government approval to increase the National Minimum Wage to €10.20 per hour from 1 January 2021. This represents a...
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Limits on Framework Agreements under Public Procurement law

7 October 2020

Framework agreements are subject to certain limits under public procurement law. The recent judgment in Case C-216/17 – Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato – Antitrust and Coopservice clarifies...
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Publication of Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants for Commercial Rents

5 October 2020

On 01 October 2020, the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation published its Code of Conduct between Landlords and Tenants for Commercial Rents. This voluntary code, which is to apply...
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The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020

2 October 2020

The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 (the Covid-19 Act) was commenced on 21 August 2020 by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (the Minister). The Covid-19 Act was...
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The Workplace Relations Commission given a statutory footing to schedule remote hearings

1 October 2020

Section 31 of the Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (the “2020 Act”) legislated for remote hearings to take place by certain designated bodies. On 22 September...
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