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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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Variation of Policies

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 25/02/2016 'I want to update my organisation’s policies and procedures to take into account recent changes to legislation, but this means making key changes to existing policies as well as introducing new policies. I am concerned about rolling out changes to policies and work practices to employees. How do I ...
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Contracts of Employment
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How do I handle lateness and absence from work due to poor weather conditions?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 19/01/2016 With the recent floods and bad weather, some employees have been arriving late to work or saying they can’t get to work at all – how do I handle it?With some of Ireland’s worst storms in years having caused floods across the country now followed by icy conditions, employers are facing absenteeism, ...
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Should a Suspended Employee be Allowed to Attend the Christmas Party?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 22/12/2015 "One of our employees has been suspended from work pending completion of an internal investigation. We have received a request from him asking if he can attend the Christmas party that is on tonight. How do I handle it?" The first question is to establish why the employee has been suspended, and ...
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Contracts of Employment
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Suspension of Employees from Work During Investigations

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 17/11/2015 "I have an employee, who has become increasingly uncooperative and difficult to deal with, has been extremely rude and aggressive towards fellow employees and management and has been acting inappropriately causing some employees to describe his behaviour as bullying. I am worried about having this ...
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When Does Termination of Employment Take Effect?

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 25/09/2015 A dismissed employee has elected to appeal the decision to terminate his employment for gross misconduct. He claims however that we cannot terminate his employment pending the appeal and that he remains an employee until the appeal has been determined. How do I handle it?Antoinette Vahey writes:It ...
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Employee's Request to Work from Home

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 18/09/2015 One of our key employees has made a request to work from home two days a week. Up to now, we have generally granted such requests on an ad hoc basis but are not happy with this approach. How do I handle it?Catherine-Ellen O'Keefe writes:There are a range of practical and legal considerations that m...
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Ownership of LinkedIn Contacts

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 31/07/2015 One of our key employees has handed in her notice. She has made a huge amount of contacts on LinkedIn during her time with the company and we do not want her to bring that information with her to her new employer, who competes with our business. How do we handle it?Jennifer Cashman writes: The ques...