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    New Gender Pay Gap (Wage Transparency) Bill given priority drafting status

    The Government recently published its legislative agenda for Spring/Summer 2018. Of particular note in the employment space is a new Bill, the Gender Pay Gap (Wage Transparency) Bill 2018. The Bill is yet to be published but it is important to note that the Bill has been given priority drafting status.

    Employment
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    What is Trending in 2018? Employment Law and Immigration Law Update

    It has been a busy start to 2018 with a number of developments in a range of areas both in Employment Law and Immigration Law. Karen Killalea, Partner A&L Goodbody, reviews the trends and what we can expect in the coming year.

    Employment
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    Update: Irish Gambling Control Bill

    On 10 January 2018, David Stanton, the Irish Minister of State in the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for gambling, received approval from Cabinet on proposals to introduce updated gambling legislation in Ireland. 

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Brexit and Irish State Aid

    Dr Vincent Power, Partner, A&L Goodbody wrote a short article in Public Affairs Ireland on whether Ireland should liberalise its State aid laws because of Brexit.

    Brexit
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    The Central Bank of Ireland publishes submissions on the reform of Ireland’s white collar crime laws

    The Central Bank of Ireland has published its response to a 2016 Law Reform Commission Issues Paper which  had called for submissions on the reform of Ireland's laws regarding white collar crime.

    Disputes
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    GDPR for Employers: What you need to know

    Most employers will no doubt already be swamped by the variety of commentary on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will come into force on 25 May 2018. Most of this is generic, so what we will focus on is what an employer in Northern Ireland needs to do, on a practical basis, in readiness.

    Employment
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    WP29 Guidance on Data Protection Officers (DPOs)

    The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has published Guidelines on Data Protection Officers (DPOs).

    Commercial & Technology
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral Dec 2017

    This month the EU and the European Parliament reached political agreement on the proposed Fifth Anti- Money Laundering Directive, while in Ireland the Central Bank amended its Fitness and Probity Individual Questionnaire application (F&P IQ) in advance of the revised Payment Services Directive coming into effect in Ireland on 13 January 2018.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms Dec 2017

    MiFID II and MiFIR were implemented on 3 January 2018. In advance of this, ESMA continued to issue a number of updates to its Q&As on both pieces of legislation as well as providing a number of opinions and guidance on relating MiFID/ MiFIR related topics.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance Dec 2017

    On the domestic front, the Central Bank published its fourth Insurance Quarterly Newsletter of 2017. They also published research into the attitude, behaviour and experience of consumers when buying gadget insurance and identified potential consumer risks in this area. On the European front, EIOPA published an Opinion on service continuity following Brexit. The European Commission adopted...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds Dec 2017

    This update covers a Central Bank statement on variation margin requirements under EMIR for physically settled FX forwards, ELTIFs and ESMA asset management sector priorities in 2018.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking Dec 2017

    On the domestic front, the Central Bank has issued a Progress Report on its Tracker Mortgage Examination. On a European level, the EBA welcomed the agreement reached on the finalisation of the Basel III framework.

    Financial Regulation