In Brief: Important Updates from February 2021Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 8 March 2021
This month’s In Brief article focuses on the much used but poorly understood concept of Probationary Periods. It is one of the most frequently searched for topics on the Legal Island hub and luckily, we have some helpful resources for employers to help draft probationary clauses and utilise probationary periods appropriately.
In the first of a new series of articles from Patrick Walshe, Partner in Employment and Pensions at Philip Lee, Patrick tackles the ever-popular issue of probationary periods.
In this extremely helpful article Patrick addressed the key questions often asked about probationary periods, such as, how long they should be, what should be included in a probationary clause, etc. The article includes a checklist to help review your probationary clauses.
In this short video, Duncan Inverarity, Head of A&L Goodbody's Employment Law Group, discusses the background to, and implications of the recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Donal O’Donovan v Over-C Technology Limited and Over-C Limited  IECA 37 for probationary clauses and practice.
As the implications of the recent O’Donovan case which dealt with probation and dismissal percolate through the employment arena, Aoife Clarke, Associate Solicitor with A&L Goodbody addresses a few complex, but frequently asked probationary queries.
Deirdre Malone discusses the implications of the Court of Appeal’s decision in O’Donovan v Over-C Technology Limited and Over-C Limited  for dismissal of employees during probation.
People Management and Employee Relations expert Dr Gerry McMahon discusses the vexed issue of Probationary Periods and how to properly manage the issue.
Caroline McEnery provides 5 Top Tips on Probation, Unfair Dismissal & The Industrial Relations Act, 1969 for Irish employers.
In this excellent discussion around the importance of performance conversations in motivating remote-based millennials Michelle Halloran, Director, Human Resource Management Services suggests amongst other brilliant ideas that any pay rises an employer wishes to give should be following successful completion of the probationary period rather than when an employee has completed one year’s service.
Caroline McEnery, the HR Suite will be discussing how to effectively manage probationary periods in an upcoming webinar on the 15th March. Register now >
More on Probation
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- Employment Contracts Must Be Transparent and Predictable: Implications for Employers
- The European Union (Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions) Regulations 2022
- Probation Management
- The Transparency and Predictability of Working Conditions Directive
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