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Requiring Employees To Work On Sundays - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 15/06/2021 We have employees who are required to work on some Sundays in the month as part of their contractual working hours. The contract of employment sets out their overall salary amount but does not specify any portion of the salary which is attributable to Sunday working. One of our employees has querie...
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Complaints from Agency Workers – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 18/05/2021 I work within a manufacturing environment where there is a mix of majority direct hires and some agency workers. I now have a complaint between a direct hire and an agency worker to address. Obviously, the agency worker is not actually our employee, so How do I handle It? There are a range of legis...
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Relocation or Redundancy – How do I handle it?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 20/04/2021 Today Antoinette Vahey, Partner with Ronan Daly Jermyn considers this question: “We are changing the location of our premises to another business unit, five kilometres away from our current location. Most employees are happy to relocate however one employee has indicated that it is giving rise to p...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation
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Returning to the Workplace – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 16/03/2021 It’s one year since the first lockdown, and we are starting to properly plan for a return to the workplace. All of our employees continue to work remotely but now that we see the vaccine being rolled out, we want to understand what our obligations are to our employees as they return. What are the i...
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Terminating during probation – Significant Judgement from Court of Appeal Restores Balance

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 24/02/2021 Last year we updated employers on the risks associated with terminating employment during probation. The High Court issued an unusual decision in the case of Donal O’Donovan –v- Over-C Technology Limited and Over-C Limited placing employers on high alert about probationary dismissals. A copy of the...
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Unfair Dismissal Policies and Procedures Probation
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Mandating Covid-19 Vaccination – How Do I Handle It?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 17/02/2021 With the Covid-19 vaccine being rolled out, we are keen as employers to ensure all our employees are vaccinated but we wonder about the policy of “no jab, no job” which we have heard being referred to in the media legal. How do I handle it? The Covid-19 Vaccination Programme At the time of writing,...
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Discrimination and Equality Coronavirus/Covid-19
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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