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Essential Workers and Access to Childcare: How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 15/01/2021 “We are classified as an essential service under the Level 5 Covid restrictions. However, most of our employees can work from home, aside from the vital manufacturing functions of the business. A number of employees, who are currently working from home, are now asking for letters confirming they ...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Requiring Employees To Use Their Annual Leave Entitlement – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 15/12/2020 As we approach our year end, it is clear on review of our time and attendance system that many employees have not used their full annual leave entitlement, with leave being built up due to the COVID-19 crisis. I am concerned about employees carrying over large annual leave entitlements into the ne...
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Working Time and Leave
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Retirement Dismissals – Issues for Employers

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 07/12/2020 Jennifer Cashman, Practice Group Leader of RDJ's Employment Team answers a few questions relating to retirement issues, arising from her stellar performance at this year’s Annual Review of Employment Law. 1. Retirement - where an employer historically has not had a retirement age in contracts for o...
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Unfair Dismissal
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Representation at Disciplinary Hearings for Agency Workers – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 17/11/2020 "We have a number of agency workers working alongside our employees and understand that there is a recent case from the Labour Court around representation for those workers in meetings. The agency workers want to access our employees’ representatives to attend at external processes (such as represe...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Parent’s Leave – How Do I Handle It

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/10/2020 “I am in receipt of a request from an employee to take five weeks Parent’s leave from 1 to 28 December 2020, due to the announcement in Budget 2021. The run up to Christmas is our busiest time. Can I ask him to take the leave at a later stage? Does he have any other entitlements to leave?How do I h...
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Dismissal During Probation - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/07/2020 “We are in the process of restructuring our business given the impact of Covid-19 on it. There are some employees with little service, who remain on probation, and who have not performed over the last few months while working remotely. We intend to rely on probation clauses to terminate employment ...
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Workplace stress - How do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 16/06/2020 In this month’s ‘How Do I Handle It?’ article, Caoimhe Heery and Lefre de Burgh from Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Employment Group, address a query around stress in the workplace. “We are hearing more of our employees saying that they are feeling anxious and stressed due to the change in current work practi...
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Sickness and Absence Health and Safety Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Redundancy for Employees With Less than Two Years’ Service – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 15/05/2020 We are unfortunately looking at making some of our staff redundant across our 4 units. The "last-in-first-out" rule will most likely apply. This will mean that majority of staff selected will be those with less than 2 years' service and therefore not entitled to redundancy payment. Are there any co...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Annual leave during the Covid-19 crisis – How do I handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/04/2020 Antoinette Vahey, Partner with Ronan Daly Jermyn considers this question: “What happens to employees who are on temporary lay-off or those on the wage subsidy scheme, do they continue to accrue annual leave and public holidays? Can we insist that employees take all accrued annual leave to date? How...
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Working Time and Leave Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Lay-off and Short-time Working as a Result of Covid-19 – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 16/03/2020 In light of the current Covid-19 crisis, we may have no option but to lay off staff or place some staff on shorter working hours. How do I handle it? The Government announced on Thursday last that schools, colleges, and childcare facilities would close from the following day. Where possible, teachi...