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Employers must prepare now for the Statutory Sick Pay scheme in Ireland

By Bernadette Cotter First published: February 9th, 2022 Last updated: April 13th, 2022 The Sick Leave Bill 2021 was meant to come into effect by the end of 2021. However, this legislation is still undergoing legislative process and isn’t likely to be implemented until later in 2022. Under draft legislation recently published by the Government, all employees...

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5 questions to ask before introducing flexible working arrangements

By Paul O’Connor First published: October 14th, 2020 Last updated: April 13th, 2022 The Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2021 is set to come into effect before summer 2022. This will only give employees the right to request to work from home, meaning you don’t have to allow it. However, the new right leads...

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Managing sick leave and sick pay in Ireland

By Kevin Callan LL.B BL First published: April 6th, 2022 To keep your business functioning at full capacity, you need your employees at work. It’s that simple. And yet, sick leave is a challenging issue for many businesses to deal with. And it can prove contentious between employer and employee. Sick leave in Ireland can...

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The importance of stay interviews when growing your business

By Marian Whelan First published: March 30th, 2022 With retention a pressing issue for employers, many are asking the question: How can I get my employees to stay? There’s no guaranteed way of keeping all your staff from leaving your business, but you can mitigate the risks. One way of doing this is by conducting...

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How to manage underperforming employees

By Kevin Callan LL.B BL First published: March 23rd, 2022 Every employer wants to build a team that gels well and works towards growing the business. Doing that can take a long time and requires everyone to be at the top of their game around the clock. Still, it’s not uncommon for an employee or...

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Here’s how to deal with capability in the workplace

By Bernadette Cotter First published: March 16th, 2022 As an employer, you’ll be well aware that employees have good days and bad days. For the most part, staff will meet expectations and get their work done on time and to the best of their ability. Other times, however, an employee could experience a decreased work...

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Dealing with employee grievances on their return to work

By Paul O’Connor First published: July 7th, 2021 Last updated: March 9th, 2022 Returning to the workplace after an extended time away affects people differently. Some will return to work rearing to get back to business. Others may have reservations and be quite anxious. Then there are those who return and immediately begin to disrupt...

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Short service dismissal: How to follow fair dismissal procedures

By Kevin Callan LL.B BL First published: March 2nd, 2022 Short service dismissal is an employer query our HR consultants deal with on a regular basis. Not merely an issue that business owners deal with after a busy period, short service dismissal is instead an everyday type of dismissal. For example, it doesn’t apply only...

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What to do if an employee refuses to return to the workplace

By Kevin Callan First published: February 16th, 2022 In late January 2022, the government revealed the Transitional Protocol. This new guidance set out how best to safely bring staff back to the workplace. Since then, employees have begun to return to the office on a phased and staggered basis. And yet, many employers are dealing with...

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How to handle an employee’s unauthorised absence from work

By Kevin Callan First published: February 2nd, 2022 Unauthorised absence from work can have a significant impact on your business, both in economical and operational terms. If an employee is a no-show, it can leave you scrambling for cover or looking for staff to take on an extra workload. And what if the employee fails...

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