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The Philip Lee Guide to: Internships

Posted in: The Employment Law Cheat Sheet (by Philip Lee) on 28/10/2021 What is an Intern? "Intern" does not have a defined meaning in employment law as such. Typically, an intern is someone present in the workplace primarily to observe and learn. However, depending on the circumstances, an intern may actually carry out work – in which case employment law will have som...
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Contracts of Employment Working Time and Leave A-Typical Working
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The Philip Lee Guide to: Staff Handbooks

Posted in: The Employment Law Cheat Sheet (by Philip Lee) on 14/09/2021 1. What is a staff handbook? Typically, a staff handbook has two functions: a) it sets out practical information about the employer and the workplace and b) it sets out policies and procedures in specific areas. In practical terms, it can also be used as an aide-mémoire by an employer (for example...
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Policies and Procedures
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The Philp Lee Guide to: Employment Contracts

Posted in: The Employment Law Cheat Sheet (by Philip Lee) on 27/07/2021 What is a contract of employment? An employment contract is a binding agreement between an employer and an employee which sets out each party’s rights and obligations. Does an employer have a free hand when drafting the contract? To a degree – but there are certain mandatory statutory provisions th...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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The Philp Lee Guide to: Hiring

Posted in: The Employment Law Cheat Sheet (by Philip Lee) on 19/04/2021 Do employers have a free hand when deciding who to hire? Largely. There is a prohibition on discrimination in hiring staff but that aside, Irish employers can generally choose who they wish to employ. What is the prohibition on discrimination? The Employment Equality Act, 1998 prohibits discrimina...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection
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The Employment Law Cheat Sheet to Probation

Posted in: The Employment Law Cheat Sheet (by Philip Lee) on 22/02/2021 What is probation? Probation is a period of time at the beginning of the employment relationship during which the employer assesses whether the employee is suitable for permanent employment. It’s common to refer to this as the new employee’s “probationary period”. How long do probationary period...
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Contracts of Employment