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Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment Disputes

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 24/05/2011 IntroductionAs the volume of employment claims increases, so too do the inevitable delays in resolving those claims. Waiting times of over 70 weeks are not uncommon in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, with delays in the region of two years in the Equality Tribunal. Now, more than ever, employers sh...

Absences, Duvet Days and the Recession Incentive

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 09/05/2011 Unauthorised absences are both frustrating and costly for employers. A report published in July 2010 by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions is instructive as to the extent of the problem in Ireland. The report refers to various sources which have estimated t...

Subject Access Requests Under Data Protection Law

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 25/03/2011 Deirdre Kilroy, Head of Intellectual Property and Technology at LK Shields Solicitors, takes us through a few pertinent questions and answers which all employers should bear in mind considering the recent trend in complaints made to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.What is data protec...

Health and Safety Laws and the Lone Worker

Posted in: LK Shields on Employment Law on 22/02/2011 IntroductionIn recent years both employers and employees have begun to explore less traditional working arrangements in a bid to cut costs, increase productivity and foster a better work/life balance. Employers have the same responsibility for the safety and health of employees who work from home, ...