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I need some advice on Irish/UK employment laws and if I can

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I need some advice on Irish/UK employment laws and if I can be employed by an Irish company but reside in the UK
JA: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: NO, i'm a contractor so don't have HR or the ability atm to speak to the potential Irish employers HR
JA: What is your employment status? Are you an employee, freelancer, consultant or contractor? Do you belong to a union?
Customer: contractor
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i think that is about all
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 3 months ago.

Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. Firstly, I need to ask some initial questions to determine the legal position.

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 3 months ago.

The Republic of Ireland?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Yes the company is based in ROI, I will be based in the UK (mainland)
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 3 months ago.

OK thank you. I will opt out as this is not my area of law

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
no problem, thanks
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
is anyone going to assist with this?
Expert:  Buachaill replied 3 months ago.

1. Thank you for your question. I am your Expert and I am happy to answer your question. Could you please first set out what aspect of employment law the query relates to? I appreciate the employer is in the ROI and you are an independent UK based contractor. However, what is the question?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Unfortunately I don't know exactly which aspect of employment law this pertains to, I am just being told that the Irish company is unable to employ me due to labour laws and was wondering if you would know if there are any laws that would prevent this?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Is my question still being worked on?
Expert:  Buachaill replied 3 months ago.

2. I will Opt Out and let some other Expert help you as this is not something I am aware of.