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First Tuesday Q and A

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A Guide to Redundancy

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/11/2018 In our October 2017 First Tuesday Q&A, we discussed the three golden rules for employers to follow in conducting a "fair" redundancy process: ensure a genuine redundancy situation exists; ensure the employee was fairly selected for redundancy; and ensure the dismissal was effected with regard ...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Policies and Procedures
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A Guide to Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 02/10/2018 This month, Ailbhe Dennehy, Senior Associate with A&L Goodbody's Employment Group, answers key questions to both explain the concept of the GPG for employers from an employment law perspective and provide useful guidance on how employers can start getting prepared. What is the Gender Pay Gap? ...
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Discrimination and Equality Pay and Conditions of Employment
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A Guide to Flexible Working

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 04/09/2018 This month, Ailbhe Dennehy, Associate with A&L Goodbody's Employment Group, has provided answers to some of your questions on home-working arrangements. Are employers obliged to provide flexible working arrangements? How should employers handle requests for flexible working? Could a refusal be...
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A Guide to Fixed-Term Contracts

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 06/08/2018 This month, Ciarán Ahern, Associate with A&L Goodbody's Employment Group, has provided answers to some of your questions on fixed-term workers. When is the use of a fixed-term contract appropriate? What considerations need to be made when renewing a fixed-term contract? When can a fixed-term c...
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Can you clarify how to calculate annual leave entitlement for employees who work irregular hours?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/07/2018 Annual leave accrues to an employee on the basis of the hours and days worked by that employee. The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 sets out three ways the entitlement to annual leave may be calculated: four of the employee's normal working weeks in a leave year in which the employee works a...
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Working Time and Leave
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Is an employee automatically entitled to an allowance in lieu of annual leave? What if they chose not to take their accrued annual leave during their employment?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/07/2018 An employer may only pay in lieu of annual leave for days in excess of the statutory minimum or on termination of employment. The actual taking of leave is the rule and the allowance in lieu is the exception. A recent opinion from the Court of Justice of the EU in the joined cases C-619/16 (Sebasti...
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Working Time and Leave
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Should commission payments be included in the calculation of holiday pay?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/07/2018 Yes. The method for calculating holiday pay is set down in the Organisation of Working Time (Determination of Pay for Holidays) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 475/1997). The determining factor is whether the employee's rate of pay varies or not in relation to work done. This is because holiday pay is c...
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Working Time and Leave
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Can a company enforce a policy that annual leave must be taken within the leave year and not allow any carry forward of holidays?

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 03/07/2018 Yes. The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (the Act) outlines an employee's statutory entitlement to take paid annual leave during a prescribed "leave year". The precise times at which such annual leave is taken is a matter for the relevant employer. The rationale behind employees' annual leave...
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Working Time and Leave
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A Guide to Workplace Investigations in Ireland

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 05/06/2018 Kevin Slattery provides up to date and relevant practical advice, in line with these decisions, on how such investigations should be conducted, their place within the overall disciplinary process and the potentially far-reaching implications of Lyons. Can employees cross-examine in internal workpl...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Policies and Procedures
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Compulsory Retirement and Age Discrimination

Posted in: First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 30/04/2018 In this month's First Tuesday article, Noeleen Meehan, Associate in A&L Goodbody's employment law group, considers some frequently asked questions in relation to contractual retirement ages and age discrimination against the backdrop of a number of recent high profile decisions. Should a retir...