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22.07.2020

The risks of restructuring

Despite most businesses having reopened, COVID-19 still poses its fair share of problems for business owners. As trading conditions remain uncertain, restructuring is an option many business owners are considering. If restructuring becomes an option for your business, there are some risks to take into account. What is a restructure? Restructuring, in regard to HR,...

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15.07.2020

HSE Contact Tracing App: What employers need to know

The HSE’s new COVID-19 Contact Tracing App became available on July 6th. Since then, over one million people in Ireland have downloaded it. While the app aims to stop the spread of COVID-19, it may also impact employers in several ways. What does the app do, and why should I care? Well, firstly the app...

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08.07.2020

Redundancy and the consultation process

Redundancies are a difficult subject for both employers and employees. Still, as we ease out of lockdown, many businesses are faced with the possibility of reducing staff numbers. If lockdown affected your business, you could be considering ways to reduce outgoings such as labour costs. To avoid making this difficult situation worse, it’s important that...

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01.07.2020

Handling annual leave entitlements post-pandemic

With most businesses reopening in Phase 3 of the Roadmap, life is beginning to return to normal. The return to work for many businesses, however, may bring about its fair share of headaches. One such headache could be that of excess annual entitlements. As employees have worked through the lockdown and haven’t used their entitlements,...

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30.06.2020

SEO law ruled unconstitutional

The High Court made a ruling last week that could have a huge impact on the construction sector. Sectoral employment orders (SEO) were introduced under the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 in an attempt to introduce a statutory wage-setting mechanism. The law allows organisations that ‘substantially represent’ workers in an economic sector (such as a...

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24.06.2020

Phase 3: Further restrictions eased

For complimentary advice on reopening from an expert, our advisors are ready to take your call. Call us on 01 886 0350 or request a callback here. Our coronavirus blog also contains the most up-to-date advice for employers and the latest news. The Government’s Roadmap for Reopening has so far proved to be a very fluid document. To...

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17.06.2020

Three homeworking risks employers must assess

For complimentary advice on reopening from an expert, our advisors are ready to take your call. Call us on 01 886 0350 or request a callback here. Our coronavirus blog also contains the most up-to-date advice for employers and the latest news. The COVID-19 lockdown has turned many Irish businesses into remote working operations. With little time to...

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10.06.2020

Five alternatives to making redundancies

For complimentary advice on reopening from an expert, our advisors are ready to take your call. Call us on 01 886 0350 or request a callback here. Our coronavirus blog also contains the most up-to-date advice for employers and the latest news. It’s no secret that COVID-19 has caused significant issues for businesses throughout the island of...

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05.06.2020

Roadmap update: Phase 2 overview

For complimentary advice on reopening from an expert, our advisors are ready to take your call. Call us on 01 886 0350 or request a callback here. Our coronavirus blog also contains the most up-to-date advice for employers and the latest news. Phase 2 of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business begins on Monday, June...

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27.05.2020

Reopening: Could we see face masks in the workplace?

For complimentary advice on reopening from an expert, our advisors are ready to take your call. Call us on 01 886 0350 or request a callback here. Our coronavirus blog also contains the most up-to-date advice for employers and the latest news. The Government’s recent Roadmap for Reopening sets out five phases and the key dates at...

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