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Recovery of Benefits and Assistance Scheme

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/11/2014 Section 13 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2013 introduces what is known as the Recovery of Benefits and Assistance Scheme (“the RBA Scheme”) as of 1st August 2014. The RBA Scheme will have a significant impact on employers and insurance companies in their ability to “buy off” nuisance claim...
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Mitigating factors in disciplinary procedures

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 21/10/2014 I am in the middle of a disciplinary process with an employee for a gross misconduct issue, and he has asked me to look at mitigating factors. The investigation already found that there has been a breach of policy which falls within our definition of gross misconduct. Surely this means dismissal sh...
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Failure to Meet Performance Expectations

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 23/09/2014 I have a number of employees who are not meeting expectations in terms of performance. How do I handle it? Michelle Ryan writes:In this email we will take a closer look at some practical advice on performance management. The recent decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal in Rachel Berthold v Go...
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The Employment Permits (Amendment) Act 2014

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 15/08/2014 The Employment Permits (Amendment) Act 2014 (the "2014 Act") was recently enacted and it is expected to commence in September. The 2014 Act provides for significant changes to the existing legislation and in this email, we take a look at what you need to know and "How you should handle it". Caoimhe...
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Recruitment and Selection
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Data Protection Access Requests

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 22/07/2014 Today from RDJ considers the question:A former employee has lodged a request for a full copy of their personal data under the Data Protection Acts 1988-2003. What does this oblige me to provide? I’m a bit worried about some documents on the file. How do I handle it? Jennifer O'Sullivan writes:Data...
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Dismissing an Employee Convicted of an Offence

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 17/06/2014 Can I dismiss an employee who has been convicted of an offence or accused of a crime? A conviction/accusation has been published in the paper and the Company does not wish to retain this person in employment in circumstances where the conviction/accusation is a poor reflection on the organisation a...
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Fair, Reasonable and Proportionate Disciplinary Process

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 20/05/2014 Antoinette Vahey from RDJ looks at the recent High Court judgment Una Ruffley v Board of Management of St. Anne's School and considers the requirements on an employer to implement a fair, reasonable and proportionate disciplinary process. The recent Judgment of the High Court in the case of Una Ruf...
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Updates to the JLC System

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 23/04/2014 We have heard a lot in recent times in relation to updates to the JLC system but we are currently unaware as to where we are with it and what we tell our staff. How do I handle it? Caoimhe Heery writes:In this email we will take a look at recent developments with regard to Employment Agreements and...
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Unfair Dismissal Sickness and Absence Discrimination and Equality
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Paternity and Other Leave Developments

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 20/03/2014 A male employee has queried whether or not he has an entitlement to take Paternity leave, as he has heard that there have been developments in this area. I am unaware of these developments. How do I handle it? Michelle Ryan writes:We will take a closer look at current maternity and other family lea...
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Dismissing An Employee With Less Than One Year's Service

Posted in: How Do I Handle It ROI on 18/02/2014 How do I handle it? I’ve dismissed an employee who has less than one year’s service, am I fully protected against a claim for Unfair Dismissal? Jennifer O’Sullivan writes: LegislationSection 2(a) of the Unfair Dismissals Acts (the “UDA”) sets out the general rule that an employee must have one year...