Category Archives: Constitutional law

Legislation introduced to US Senate banning pre-dispute arbitration clauses

This is news that may sound strange to Irish arbitration practitioners and the wider ADR community. The Arbitration Fairness Act (S. 878/H.R. 1844) was introduced by Sen. Al Franken and Rep. Hank Johnson and would only permit arbitration that is … Continue reading

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The Workplace Investigation and the Law Part 3

(In this piece I will discuss cases which stray beyond the ‘pure’ investigation, please see earlier posts for full paper) A second, and related point is that, in my submission (and despite the comfort that may be found in the … Continue reading

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The Irish workplace..seen from the Irish Times

Interesting series of articles in Irish Times, which ran from January 11th on the future of the workplace. One of my main interests was the article on the impact of HR on unions; the headline on the article proclaiming that … Continue reading

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Wearing ‘Faith symbols’ at work. ECHR decision; has anything changed?

There has been a lot of attention given to the decision in the case of Eweida & Ors v The United Kingdom at the European Court of Human Rights. Incidentally, note that this is NOT the Court of Justice of … Continue reading

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Not quite Urbe et Orbe, but what are the employment law issues in 2013?

For practitioners it’s hard not to look beyond two hoped for and very important developments in the area of dispute resolution. The biggest industrial relations issues of the year are likely to arise from public service reform, but here I … Continue reading

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ADR…cheaper, more efficient, civilised!

As a strong advocate of ADR and a practitioner of the art I thought this quote from former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger’s about litigation in the U.S. deserved a whole blog to itself: ‘The entire legal profession … Continue reading

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UCD School of Law Conference ‘Current Fundamental Issues in Employment Law’

UCD School of Law (with the support of the Employment Law Association of Ireland)  conference on  CURRENT FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES IN EMPLOYMENT LAW  University College Dublin, Friday, September 28th  & 29th September 2012 Conference Schedule Two main sessions on the key issues in employment law … Continue reading

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