The Employment Law Association of Ireland (ELAI) was established in November 2010 to promote the exchange of ideas and information and to encourage close collaboration among those with a professional interest in the practice or study of employment law on the island of Ireland. The ELAI welcomes all with such an interest to join the Association.

Membership for 2018 is now due. Please click here to join or renew your subscription

Next Seminar

Our next seminar on the topic of retirement age and potential related age discrimination will take place on 25th July. Full details here


Thank you very much to all attended the ELAI AGM recently. 

A warm welcome to our new committee members congratulations to the winner of the Dr Mary Redmond Bursary, Seán Hurley who submitted the winning essay “Working in the Gig Economy: Does Irish Employment Law Provide Sufficient Protection?”


The ELAI would also like to express their sincere thanks to Colleen Cleary, who stepped down as Chair of the ELAI at the AGM, for her huge contribution to the development of the association. Congratulations to the new Chair, Peter Murphy.

The outgoing ELAI committee 

Seán Hurley (middle), winner of the Dr Mary Redmond Bursary 2018 with Patrick Usher (left), Mary Redmond's son and Professor Mark Bell, TCD School of Law (right)




    Membership 2017/2018 now due.

For current members please renew your membership for the upcoming membership year through to Spring 2018 by clicking here to fill in an online application form. A link will be sent to you by email then to complete payment by PayPal or by bank transfer.

Membership rates will remain the same for the upcoming membership year. Please note that members who have joined or renewed their membership since January 2017 will retain their membership through to the next AGM in Spring 2018 and do not need to re-subscribe. 

Click here for information on the ELAI's survey of practitioners on dispute resolution under the Workplace Relations Act 2015 - One Year On

Some photos from the recent Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association: Section of Labor and Employment Law in association with the ELAI, May 2017