How do I handle it?

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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 ...
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Employees’ Privacy and Data Protection Rights

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 18/04/2016 As part of our recruitment drive, we are reviewing company brochures and our online presence and would like to take photographs and audio and visual recordings to show just how great it is to work in our company. We want to ensure the company complies with its obligations towards its employees’ pr...
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How do I calculate holiday pay for flexible workers on a compressed working week scheme?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 22/03/2016 We have recently introduced, as one of our flexible working options, a Compressed Working Week Scheme. Employees who are now working this compressed week have queried how we are going to calculate their annual leave and public holiday entitlements. How do I handle it? Answer: In relation to this...
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Working Time and Leave A-Typical Working