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Representation at a Disciplinary Meeting

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 22/02/2013 “Our company disciplinary policy provides for representation in the form of a work colleague only and our company does not recognise trade unions. Can I refuse to allow an employee to bring their trade union representative to meetings held in the course of a disciplinary process?” Jennifer O'Sulliv...
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Restrictive Covenants

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 15/01/2013 I am hiring a senior manager and I have a concern about our commercial secrets. I would therefore like to include a restrictive covenant in the contract of employment, but I have heard that they are very difficult to enforce. How do I ensure that any restrictions are enforceable post termination of...
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Security Screening Process

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 07/09/2012 Can I carry out a security screening process on new hires? What are the legal considerations in carrying out various checks on prospective employees? Jennifer O'Sullivan writes:The key piece of legislation which impacts on the area of security screening is the Data Protection Acts 1988 – 2003 which...
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Practicalities Under The Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 31/07/2012 Caoimhe Heery writes:Following the implementation of the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 a number of the solicitors in our Employment Team provided briefings to clients on the new Act. During our questions and answers sessions we saw a trend appear in the queries that were ...
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Email and Internet Usage

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 12/06/2012 I am currently in the process of setting up a company and plan to hire six employees. A friend of mine recently told me that his company has been having problems with employees sending inappropriate emails to one another. If in the future I face similar problems, and have from the outset stated tha...
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References

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 01/06/2012 A troublesome employee has handed in their notice and has asked for a reference to give to their new employer. We usually give references to all employees but in this case the employee has recently become a poor performer and has timekeeping and absenteeism issues which we haven’t raised with the e...
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Agency Work Act - What it Means for Your Business

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 17/05/2012 Jennifer Cashman and her employment team at Ronan Daly Jermyn, Cork and Galway, have written a comprehensive guide to the Agency Work Act and the practical implications for business. This is a complex piece of legislation, with several changes made to the December 2011 draft, and we would urge our ...
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Redundancy and Overseas Employment

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 27/04/2012 We have four employees who commenced work in our Company in Ireland in 2008. They then transferred to an Associated Company of ours in Boston in 2010 for what we originally thought would be a two year contract. However, due to the financial position of our Irish Company we have no more work availab...
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The Use of Social Networking in the Workplace

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 30/03/2012 “It has recently come to my attention that one of my employees is accessing Facebook during work time and is making disparaging comments about her manager. Can I discipline her or even dismiss her? How can I prevent this happening with other employees? How do I handle it?”Antoinette Vahey writes:Th...
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Sick Employees Returning to Work

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 27/02/2012 Two months ago one of our employees, who was in line for a promotion, had a mental breakdown and had to be hospitalised. Recently they have been certified fit to return to work and are due to start next week. The Company is worried that if they are given the promotion they will be unable to cope wi...