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14.04.2021

VIDEO: Getting the Redundancy Process Right

By Kevin Callan If you ever find yourself having to make cutbacks, it’s important to get the redundancy process right in order to avoid making a difficult situation worse. To help you stay on track, our video, Getting the Redundancy Process Right, covers everything from establishing the business rationale to consulting with employees. Need our...

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07.04.2021

Flexible work practices to increase post-pandemic

By Fiona Kelleher Recent employment law changes mean the development of a flexible working policy will be a priority for businesses this year. The Government’s National Remote Work Strategy contains two key commitments. The first was delivered on April 1st when the Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Disconnect came...

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02.04.2021

New Right to Disconnect Code introduced

By Rob Nolan Tánaiste Leo Varadkar signed the Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Disconnect (the Code) on 1st April. The Code came into force with immediate effect. The stated purpose of this new Code is to provide guidance to employers, employees, and their representatives in relation to the Right...

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02.04.2021

Coronavirus news

News and advice This news article includes the latest coronavirus updates employers need to be aware of, as well as links to further guidance on particular issues. For instant answers to all your questions, speak to one of our advisors on 01 886 0350 or request a callback. 02/04/21 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar signed the Code of...

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29.03.2021

Three additional weeks’ leave for working parents

By Amie Doran It was announced in last year’s Budget that working parents would be entitled to three weeks of additional parent’s leave. Scheduled for enactment in April 2021, the legislation was finalised last week when the Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2021 passed all stages in the Dáil. Below, we take a closer...

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24.03.2021

Majority of staff seeking hybrid work model

By Dominic Carthy A recent survey by recruitment firm Sigmar reported that just over a third of employees intend to return to the office on a full-time basis when COVID-19 restrictions ease. New research carried out by CIPD Ireland has also found that just over half of businesses plan to allow remote working on a...

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19.03.2021

Redundancy Payments

By Fiona Kelleher During difficult periods, a business may need to consider reducing their headcount. If they cannot find an alternative to redundancy, a business will need to begin a redundancy process. Redundancy is a technical area of employment law and an important aspect to consider is the issue of redundancy payments. Redundancy payment legislation...

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10.03.2021

COVID-19 testing: Employer advice for testing staff

By Rob Nolan Some employers have experienced good business continuity results by asking staff to take a COVID-19 test before entering the workplace. Some of the benefits include maintaining usual business operations and safely managing interactions with contractors. With no government guidance around testing employees the decision to introduce COVID-19 testing is at the discretion...

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04.03.2021

“What can I do for my employees on Employee Appreciation Day?”

By Amie Doran On March 5th, businesses the world over will celebrate Employee Appreciation Day. Employers will thank their employees for their hard work and dedication over the past 12 months. The lucky ones may even get a surprise half-day! While Employee Appreciation Day is an opportunity to remind your employees of their importance, it’s...

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02.03.2021

What is mediation?

By Dominic Carthy Mediation is something many people feel they should know how to explain, but when asked, they struggle to do so. So, what is mediation? Meaning of mediation Simply put, mediation is a cost-effective way of resolving disputes and building consensus with the help and assistance of an independent third-party. Other dispute resolution...

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