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What are the main provisions of the Employment Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2018?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 12/02/2019 The Employment Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2018 was signed in to law on Christmas Day 2018 and is due to come into effect on 1 March 2019. The Act is designed to improve the security and predictability of working hours for employees on precarious contracts. The Act does not deal solely with issues...
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Contracts of Employment Working Time and Leave
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Performance appraisals: Is this the perfect time?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 15/01/2019 The start of a new year is the perfect time to conduct appraisals with your staff. The appraisals process benefits staff, management and the business as it allows for clear communication in a two-way process where both parties have equal opportunity to discuss the role, work performance, objectives...
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Workplace Stress and Wellbeing: Is there anything that I can do to be proactive in addressing this?

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 13/11/2018 I have noticed that my business is busier, but as a result, my team are more stressed. Is there anything I can do to be proactive in addressing this? Staff dissatisfaction at work and stress at work have become significant factors for employers to contend with. This poses a concern in itself, separ...
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Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
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Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 16/10/2018 In 2016, Ireland became the sixth country in the world to allow transgender people to self-determine their legal gender and the Gender Recognition Act 2015 was introduced. In the past a lack of awareness or understanding of gender identity and the issues that transgender individuals face at work ha...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Workplace Relations Commission Annual Report 2017

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 09/07/2018 Oonagh Buckley, Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission recently submitted the Commission’s third annual report to the Minister for Trace, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection. The Workplace Relations Commission was established in 2015 to carry out the f...
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How to... Manage Retirement

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 12/06/2018 Retirement is a fundamental headline employment issue in light of the recent increase of the state pension age from 65 to 66, and the impending further increases to 67 and 68 in 2021 and 2028 respectively. The issue of retirement is one which comes up regularly for employers and has attracted much ...
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HR in 90 Seconds - May 2018

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 16/05/2018 Last month’s article (HR in 90 Seconds - April 2018) proved really popular, so we thought that we would give it another go! This month, we bring you the HR stories we thought we could all learn a little something from! We’ve selected articles and summarised a few learning points to help you stay up...
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Long-Term Absence Management

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 14/05/2018 Absenteeism is a substantial cost for every business in Ireland. In tackling absenteeism, there are a number of steps you can take. Since the introduction of the new Workplace Relations Act 2015 employees now accrue annual leave on certified sick leave from the 1 August 2015 and this is now a cost ...
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Sickness and Absence
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 17/04/2018 What is Sexual Harassment? The Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 defines sexual harassment as “any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, which has the purpose or effect of violating a person’s dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliati...
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Disability in Employment and Reasonable Accommodation

Posted in: HR Updates ROI on 20/03/2018 The topics of disability and reasonable accommodation has become a forefront topic HR of late. For the purpose of this article, we will focus disability in employment. Legislation Ireland has a plethora of legislation set out in which to protect employees that have a disability from being discrimin...
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Sickness and Absence Discrimination and Equality