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WRC Inspections and On-the-Spot Fines - How do I Handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 26/02/2024 "We have been notified by the Workplace Relations Commission that our Company is going to be subject to a WRC Inspection. We are in the hospitality sector, and we have heard that the WRC can issue on-the-spot fines if they find any breaches of certain legislation. How do we handle it?" Introduction...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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A Request for Time Off to Undergo Cosmetic Surgery – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 19/12/2023 Our employee has asked for time off from work to undergo cosmetic surgery. Does an absence of this nature qualify an employee for statutory sick pay under the Sick Leave Act 2022? Intro Cosmetic surgery and procedures have seen a rise in uptake in recent years. Therefore, it is not surprising that ...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures Leave
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Domestic Violence Leave: How Do I Handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 23/11/2023 While certain provisions of the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 (“the Act”) came into effect in July 2023, further provisions remained to be commenced by way of Commencement Order before they would take effect. The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and...
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Leave Wellbeing
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Off the Record/Protected Conversations: How Do I Handle them?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 18/10/2023 The company is experiencing significant difficulties with a particular employee. There have been performance issues with this employee, however, it has not been possible to progress through the internal process due to periods of absence on the part of the employee. The business is becoming frustrat...
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Policies and Procedures
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Sexual Harassment - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 19/09/2023 With former employees of superstar, Lizzo, and global fast-food chain McDonald’s having recently made very public allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, the topic of workplace sexual harassment is at the forefront of employers’ minds. Employers are asking how they handle this tricky and...
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Discipline and Grievance Policies and Procedures
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An Employee has Requested a Reduction in Working Hours to Facilitate Breastfeeding Breaks - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 19/07/2023 One of our employees has approached us looking for a reduction in working hours to facilitate breastfeeding breaks. We thought that our obligation was to facilitate short breaks for the employee as opposed to reducing her working hours. Furthermore, this employee now works from home since Covid and...
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Family Friendly Rights
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An Employee Wants to Work Past the Company’s Retirement Age of 65 - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 23/05/2023 An employee recently approached me as he wants to work past the company’s retirement age of 65, as he feels fit and healthy and isn’t ready to retire. I don’t want to compromise our normal retirement age by making an exception for this worker, so I’m inclined to deny his request. How do I Handle it...
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Remote Work Legislation has Passed: How do I Handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 19/04/2023 We are a small company with less than 20 employees. In the past we have facilitated employees working remotely on a discretionary basis. We understand that the legislation establishing a right to request remote work has now been implemented. How should we handle this? The Law The Work Life Balance ...
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Remote and Hybrid Working
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A Neurodivergent Employee – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/03/2023 One of our employees has informed us that they have received a formal diagnosis of Autism. We want to ensure that we are offering the supports that are necessary for our employee to carry out their work. How do we handle it? Disability The Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2021 (as amended) (EEAs) p...
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Romance in the Workplace – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/02/2023 We have been made aware of an ongoing romantic relationship between two members of staff. We are concerned that this relationship may give rise to issues in the workplace. How do we handle it? Given the amount of time spent in the workplace and in the company of work colleagues, it is not surprisin...
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Policies and Procedures Dispute Resolution Wellbeing