Patrick Walshe

Patrick Walshe

Legal recourse is rarely the answer when a career stalls

Legal recourse is rarely the answer when a career stalls

Moving jobs may be the only option when an employee is overlooked for promotion

Where Irish and British employment law differs

Where Irish and British employment law differs

Brexit continues to dominate the headlines and is likely to do so for the foreseeable future. It ...

Restrictive covenants – how enforceable are they?

Restrictive covenants – how enforceable are they?

The first step to creating a restrictive covenant that will hold up in court is to ensure you actually need one

Ensuring workplace equality for transgender people

Ensuring workplace equality for transgender people

As a recent Workplace Relations Commission decision indicates, careless or discriminatory treatment of transgender people can result in financial loss, bad publicity, or both for businees

The benefits and difficulties of flexible working

The benefits and difficulties of flexible working

Flexible working is on the rise, with more individuals requesting it than ever, but employers are under no obligation to comply

When a superstar employee loses their shine

When a superstar employee loses their shine

What happens when a firm finds itself at odds with a top employee? There are several steps you can take before choosing the nuclear option

When contract work is employment in disguise

When contract work is employment in disguise

The rise of the gig economy has seen many people who work for one employer classed incorrectly as independent contractors. Happily, this is changing

Kilkenny saga shows what happens when trust fails

Kilkenny saga shows what happens when trust fails

The ongoing legal dispute involving the retail group shows that, no matter how secure a family business seems to be, issues can always arise

Employee benefit: Egg freezing?

Employee benefit: Egg freezing?

In a novel move, HubSpot offers employees the chance to put their eggs in the deferred-motherhood basket

Cover yourself with clauses in a new contract

Cover yourself with clauses in a new contract

Precedent employment contracts aren’t hard to come by – a simple Google search will present a...

Negotiating the thorny pitfalls of emotional leave

Negotiating the thorny pitfalls of emotional leave

Almost all of us will need to take ‘compassionate leave’ at some point, to care for someone close to us. When it happens, certain rules are in place

Workplace abuse will not flourish in a culture of zero tolerance

Workplace abuse will not flourish in a culture of zero tolerance

The firestorm triggered by the New York Times exposé of Harvey Weinstein’s many abuses of powe...

Paying absent staff in wake of Ophelia

Paying absent staff in wake of Ophelia

While getting an unexpected day off work may have been welcome to some workers during the storm, getting paid for that day is another matter

The damning truth about the secret RTÉ producer

The damning truth about the secret RTÉ producer

Claims made by a ‘secret producer’ highlight how challenging it is for businesses to protect their reputations in the age of social media

The need to protect sensitive information

The need to protect sensitive information

In the digital age where it is increasingly easy for a departing worker to take valuable company data with them, it is imperative that workplaces don’t leave themselves vulnerable