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Northern Ireland: Promoting Good Race Relations in the Workplace Following Brexit

Northern Ireland: Promoting Good Race Relations in the Workplace Following Brexit

The Issues Brexit was undoubtedly a political vote about migration and started a trend of thinking in terms of  “us” and “them.” Political rhetoric from politicians such as President Trump who wants to build a wall to keep the Mexicans out has increased this type of “us” and “them” thinking.  Tragic terrorist acts and threats
Update on Brexit Activity

Update on Brexit Activity

Update on Brexit activity.
The Association is continuing to work closely with Fergus McReynolds, Director of EU Affairs for EEF GB and EEF NI, as the UK prepares to exit the European Union.
Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy: Matthew Taylor attendance in Belfast.

Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy: Matthew Taylor attendance in Belfast.

Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy: Matthew Taylor attendance in Belfast.



On Tuesday 14 March 2017 the Association attended a local panel discussion chaired by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, who has been selected by the Prime Minister to lead an Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy.
EEF NI ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017

EEF NI ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017

Topics will include:

Brexit: What the future holds;
Gender Pay Gap Reporting;
New Employer Guidelines on Pregnancy and Maternity at Work;
The Apprenticeship Levy;
The National Minimum and Living Wage Increases

The National Minimum and Living Wage Increases

National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates will increase in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK from 1 April 2017. Indeed from 2017 onwards all minimum wage rates are to increase on 1 April of each year. The increases taking effect from 1 April 2017 are: National Living Wage (25
Mock Tribunal Workshop

Mock Tribunal Workshop

This Mock Tribunal Workshop will be held on Thursday, 19 April 2018 at 10am to 1.30pm
BREXIT:  What Next?

BREXIT: What Next?

What next following the Supreme Court Decision? On Tuesday 24 January 2017 the Supreme Court upheld an earlier High Court ruling that Article 50 (the mechanism through which the UK will commence the formal process of leaving EU) cannot lawfully be triggered without an Act of Parliament. So what happens next? Brexit so far: As
Consultation on the Apprenticeship Levy

Consultation on the Apprenticeship Levy

The Department for the Economy has recently launched a public consultation seeking the views of interested parties on the potential implications of the Apprenticeship Levy in Northern Ireland, due to be introduced in April 2017. The collection of the Levy from all employers with a pay bill in excess of £3 million per annum is
Christmas Workplace Parties: Is it the most wonderful time of the year…

Christmas Workplace Parties: Is it the most wonderful time of the year…

Christmas workplace parties are a great way of staff coming together to celebrate the festive season. A well organised Christmas Party can boost workforce morale and acknowledge the hard work/commitment that the staff has provided over the preceding year. However employee conduct at Christmas parties can sometimes turn what should be the most wonderful time
Covert Surveillance: When can the Employer lawfully undertake it?

Covert Surveillance: When can the Employer lawfully undertake it?

In the recent unfair dismissal case of Kane v Bombardier Aerospace 239/16 IT, the Northern Ireland Tribunal found that the employer’s use of covert surveillance was lawful. In that case the EEF NI represented the employer throughout the proceedings and at the Hearing. Facts of the Case Bombardier had employed Mr. Kane for approximately 7