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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...
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Equality Implications of Coronavirus – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 03/03/2020 We are in the tourism sector and concerns around the Coronavirus have led to one employee questioning whether they can object and refuse to service persons of a certain nationality, ie from counties that have affected regions? How do I handle it? This is obviously an evolving public health issue an...
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Health and Safety Discrimination and Equality Coronavirus/Covid-19
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An Employee Has Been Certified as Fit to Return to Work On Lighter Duties – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 18/02/2020 We have an employee who was absent from work due to a shoulder injury. They have been certified by their GP as being fit to return to work to do lighter duties. However, we do not currently have any lighter duties that they can return to and have asked them to provide us with sick lines to cover t...
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Sickness and Absence Discrimination and Equality
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Using Compromise Agreements in Redundancy Dismissals – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/01/2020 “We are in the process of restructuring our business and will be making a number of redundancies in the coming months. Historically, we have paid statutory redundancy and an ex gratia additional sum. All employees are asked to sign our standard Waiver/Compromise Agreement before they receive the p...
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Flexible and Remote Working – How Do I Handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 17/12/2019 In this months “How do I handle it?” Jennifer Cashman, Partner and Head of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Employment Law Unit, addresses a query around the development of workplace remote and flexible working policies. The query relates to where an employer should start when developing such policies and what ...
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Working Time and Leave A-Typical Working Policies and Procedures