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Dealing with employee grievances on their return to work

By Paul O’Connor Returning to the workplace after such a long 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 operations. For instance, an employee may be annoyed about...

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Dignity and Respect in the workplace in the spotlight

By Kevin Callan Dignity and Respect in the workplace is back in the news as two Irish colleges have failed to outline their plans for tackling sexual harassment and violence at their institutions to Minister Simon Harris. The colleges, the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), were given until...

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Supreme Court upholds Sectoral Employment Orders

By Rhiannon Coyne After long-running litigation, the Supreme Court has ruled that legislation governing Sectoral Employment Orders (SEOs) remains valid and binding. NECI litigation In 2019, the National Electrical Contractors of Ireland (NECI) lodged proceedings in the High Court seeking to challenge the validity of an SEO governing the electrical contracting sector. If left unchallenged...

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FACTSHEET: Collective redundancy explained

By Kevin Callan After a challenging year for certain sectors, many organisations are facing the difficult prospect of reorganising their workforces. For any organisation that is forced to make multiple redundancies, it’s important to check if the reduction in headcount amounts to a collective redundancy. A collective redundancy has a number of specific technical elements, so...

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“Should I monitor my remote employees?”

By Rob Nolan For many remote workers, continuing to work from home is the preferred option. With no commute and fewer expenses, remote workers find that they have a better work-life balance. Once their employer is happy to keep the arrangement going, what issue could there be? Well, one question employers are asking is how...

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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. 02/06/21 The Government has launched the Economic...

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Government announces Economic Recovery Plan

By Paul O’Connor The Government has launched the Economic Recovery Plan (the Plan), setting out a series of measures designed to boost economic activity and get people back to work. Below are the key points employers and business owners should be mindful of. Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme extended The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) will...

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Staff shortages and recruitment supports

By Rhiannon Coyne With reopening plans for all sectors of the economy expected in the coming weeks, businesses that have been closed during the restrictions will soon be opening back up. Resuming operations is a big challenge after a lengthy period of inactivity. Part of this process involves reigniting relationships with stakeholders in the business,...

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Four ways hybrid working may impact your business

By Kevin Callan The Second Annual National Remote Working Survey has revealed that over 95% of workers would welcome some form of remote working. Furthermore, fewer than 5% of workers surveyed want a full-time return to the office. What this survey shows is that workers would prefer a split between working from the office and the...

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Government seeks views on flexible working

By Rob Nolan The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is currently seeking the public’s views on flexible working. Flexible working is an arrangement growing in popularity as we ease out of lockdown. Today, we look at how the arrangement could benefit your business and why the Government is seeking to develop a...

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