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G for Garden Leave

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 09/02/2011 Catherine O'Flynn writes:1. What is Garden Leave? Garden leave refers to a situation whereby a clause is inserted into a contract of employment which allows the employer, where notice of termination has been given (usually by either party) to request that the employee remain at home during the noti...
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Contract Law: Bank and Public Holiday Entitlements - North and South

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 21/01/2011 Given the recent period of holiday that encompassed a combination of annual leave and public holiday entitlement for most employees, and the announcement of a public holiday in the UK in light of Prince William’s upcoming nuptials on 29 April 2011, it is timely to review employee entitlements to ba...
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F for Force Majeure

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 10/01/2011 Our company has a comprehensive policy on force majeure leave which we manage and apply consistently to our employees. Recently, we have seen a significant increase in applications for force majeure leave and we would find it helpful to receive information and legal comment on the applicable law in...
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Employment Status Part II - Agency Workers

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 10/12/2010 Employment status has caused myriad problems for lawyers, employers, employees and even the judiciary over the years. In the second of two articles, Gerald Buckley from Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors, Cork, give us his views on the subject. The focus today is on agency workers, a particularly importa...
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Budget 2011 - Measures Affecting the Workplace

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 08/12/2010 In introducing his Budget for 2011, Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, predicted that the economy will return to a growth rate of 2.75% of GDP in the years 2011 to 2014. He also indicated that the live register of unemployment had fallen for 3 months in a row and redundancies were 30% lower than ...
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National Recovery Plan - Effects in the Workplace

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 02/12/2010 The National Recovery Plan 2011 – 2014, unveiled by the Government ahead of the budget on 7 December, aims to restore order to the public finances and boost competitiveness. The four-year plan sets out the key reform measures the Government will take to return our economy to growth and restore the ...
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Bullying and Harassment Investigations - Key Steps in the Process

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 29/11/2010 The steps required to complete an investigation in the workplace are complicated and must be carried out correctly. We asked Ailbhe Dennehy to examine the key points that you should know. 1. IntroductionThere are a number of procedures that employers must adhere to in the context of disciplinary in...
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Injuctions and Redundancy Dismissals

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 25/11/2010 Sometimes employees seek to avoid dismissals occurring by seeking injunctive relief from the courts. We asked Emmet Whelan of ByrneWallace to set out the law with reference to a recent High Court case of O’Mahony v Examiner Publications (Cork) Limited, Thomas Crosbie Holdings Limited and Thomas Cro...
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Employment Status - Part I

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 08/11/2010 Employment status has caused myriad problems for lawyers, employers, employees and even the judiciary over the years. We asked Gerald Buckley from Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors, Cork, to give us his views on the subject.It has been dubbed the “elephant test”: instantly recognisable when one sees it ...
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Notice Periods: May They be Reduced?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 25/10/2010 Notice is required to terminate most employment contract. We asked Aoife Bradley of LK Shields Solicitors to review whether notice periods may be reduced.1. IntroductionBefore considering any reduction of notice periods, it is necessary to consider notice periods in general. An employee’s notice en...