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The Retention of Employment Records in Compliance with the GDPR

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 16/03/2017 I have heard there are specific rules regarding retention of employment records, but I am unsure how this interacts with my obligations under Data Protection Legislation. How do I handle it? With less than fifteen months until the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force on 25t...
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Data Protection and freedom of Information Act
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HR Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/02/2017 The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR” or “Regulation”) will come into force on 25th May 2018. As part of our HR strategy for 2017, I have been asked to start assessing our company’s compliance with the Regulation from a HR perspective. How do we handle it? Today Catherine-Ellen O’Keeffe, ...
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Data Protection and freedom of Information Act
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How should we introduce a dress code policy?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 18/01/2017 “Much of our business is public facing and the corporate image we project in dealing with customers is very important. We want to introduce a dress code policy to ensure high standards are maintained – what issues should we look out for?” Dress codes are often used in the workplace and there are ma...
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Discrimination Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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Employment regulations for workers employed in the contract cleaning industry

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 22/11/2016 Caoimhe Heery, Associate Solicitor from Ronan Daly Jermyn considers this question: ‘I run a business providing contract cleaning services and I understand that there is new legislation in place regarding changes in employee’s terms and conditions of employment. How do I handle it?’ Caoimhe writes: ...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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How to handle sickness-related capability issues

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 10/10/2016 How do I handle it - an employee on sick leave is due to attend for occupational health assessment and I expect that they may not be fit for all of their duties. What are the key issues to watch out for from a legal perspective? The Employment Equality Acts prohibit discrimination on nine protecte...
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Sickness and Absence Policies and Procedures
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How to handle the extension of a probationary period

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 27/09/2016 "We have an employee who is due to complete their 6-month probationary period, and we would like to extend it. I am unsure about the duration of the extension and how to go about extending it. How do I handle it?" Firstly, it is necessary that the right to extend the probationary period is specif...
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Unfair Dismissal Probation
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How to Handle Serious Interpersonal Workplace Conflict

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 23/08/2016 I have become aware of potentially serious interpersonal conflict between two employees and am concerned that this may escalate into a physical confrontation. How do I handle it? Employers should be aware that liability can attach to a company for wrongful or violent acts perpetrated by employees a...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Health and Safety
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How to differentiate between an employee and a self-employed person

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 25/07/2016 "How do I differentiate between an employee and a self- employed person and what are the implications for the employer. How do I handle it?" As reported in the Guardian on 19th July last, in a tribunal hearing described as “the case of the year in UK employment law”, lawyers working for a group of ...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment
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New Statutory Changes in Vetting Requirements

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/06/2016 “I am a hospital manager and am aware from recent newspapers reports that there have been some changes made to the Garda vetting process. We currently operate under a code of practice which has been developed over the years. How do I handle it?” The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable ...
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Policies and Procedures Recruitment and Selection
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Social Media Policy Beyond the Workplace

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 26/05/2016 “One of our employees has approached me to indicate that she has become aware of disparaging and offensive comments that have been posted by a colleague on his Facebook page. These comments apparently relate to the Employee’s gender and sexual orientation. However, as they have occurred outside of ...