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18.11.2020

Sexual harassment: Working from home risks

By Patrick Redmond A lot has changed for employers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, employer obligations in relation to addressing employee concerns remain the same. As the pandemic has forced businesses to react and adapt to changes, the majority of employees now work from home. But, that doesn’t mean workplace rules don’t apply. Having...

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11.11.2020

Is your business prepared to handle redundancies?

By Amie Doran The financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the business sector has been staggering. As a result, it seems inevitable that many businesses will need to look at their headcounts in 2021. Making redundancies is challenging on many levels. As an employer, you must ensure that you comply with this technical area...

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04.11.2020

Dealing with grievances about fellow employees

By Fiona Kelleher ‘Grievance’ is a catchall term in employment law in Ireland that captures staff concerns, problems, or complaints. While there’s no statutory definition of grievance, a grievance is an employee complaint that is not always a bullying or harassment issue. If an employee feels that they are treated less favourably, they can seek...

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22.10.2020

Graphite HRM Annual HR & Employment Law Conference 2021

On Friday, January 22nd, 2021, Graphite HRM will hold our Annual HR & Employment Law Conference. This online event is perfect for anyone from Directors to Human Resource professionals, with insightful presentations delivered by a panel of HR experts. HR insights and more 2020 has brought with it many new challenges for businesses. Come January...

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21.10.2020

Is it time to restructure your business?

By Amie Doran Remote Working. Restructure. Redundancy. The ‘R’ words have taken centre stage this year, but what does it mean for you to restructure your business and how do you manage it? Many businesses have been forced to look at their internal structure this year in ways they haven’t before. Business owners have identified...

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20.10.2020

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. 20/10/20 The Government confirmed that the entire...

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14.10.2020

5 questions to ask before introducing flexible working arrangements

By Patrick Redmond Even before COVID-19, employers have been looking at better ways to manage a workforce that has grown increasingly diverse. Many of your staff are likely to be parents or individuals with caring responsibilities. Other employees might have sporting or other interests that they want to devote time to. One option that might...

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14.10.2020

Key info for employers from Budget 2021

By Marilyn Baxter The Irish Government published Budget 2021 yesterday and it consists of a €17 billion spending package. Protecting businesses and jobs against COVID-19 and Brexit is a clear aim. Here, we look at the key points of Budget 2021 every employer should be aware of. The COVID-19 Restrictions Support Scheme Announced as part...

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08.10.2020

Remote working: How to keep employees motivated

By Patrick Redmond Remote working rates in Ireland are among the highest in Europe and that trend looks set to continue. The Level 3 restrictions recently imposed by the Government includes advice that people should continue to work from home to curtail the spread of COVID-19. For many, remote working has gone from being an...

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07.10.2020

Setback for businesses in latest Government announcement

By Amie Doran At midnight on October 6th, the Government imposed nationwide Level 3 restrictions. While the aim is to slow the spread of COVID-19, the restrictions will impact businesses all over the country. Here, we break down what Level 3 consists of and which businesses will be affected. Hospitality Restaurants and cafes (which includes...

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