The Family Law Bill 2019

The Family Law Bill 2019

The Government has approved legislative proposals that will reduce the required separation period for couples who want to get divorced.

The Family Law Bill 2019, which was approved by Cabinet, follows the referendum on divorce in May of this year.

Family Law (Divorce) (Amendment) Bill 2019 proposes to amend section 5 of Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996 by inserting a two out of three previous years for four out of five previous when determining a the period of living apart for estranged couples.

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Capital Acquisitions Tax

Capital Acquisitions Tax

The Minister for Finance announced an important change to the tax free amount that can be inherited by Class A beneficiaries. When making a will you can tax plan by leaving your estate to children rather than other relatives.

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Parental Leave 2019

Parental Leave 2019

2019 saw extended unpaid parental leave with the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act, 2019 which extended unpaid parental leave from 18 to 22 weeks and a further extension to 26 weeks' parental leave by 2020.

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€30,000 compensation for ''pinch on the bottom''

€30,000 compensation for ''pinch on the bottom''

An employer has been ordered to pay €30,000 to a catering assistant who had her bottom pinched by a chef in a series of sexual harassment incidents involving the senior colleague.

Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) adjudication officer said that as “an instance of sexual harassment, a pinch on the bottom may not be at the extreme end of the scale, but it is well within the definition of unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature”.

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Johnson and Company’s office is located at Ballinlough Road, just off the Douglas Road in Cork City’s southside.

Our location makes us quickly accessible to clients based in Cork City and County, being close to the city centre, Douglas Road, Booreenmanna Road, South Link Road and South Ring Road. Free parking available to clients in our car park.

       

 

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