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I for Injunctions

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 08/04/2011 Aisling Butler writes:1. IntroductionSometimes employees seek to restrain their dismissal or avoid redundancy or a disciplinary process by seeking an injunction from the Courts. Recent case law shows that while there are some clear limitations on the availability of the relief, injunctions will con...
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Contract Law: New Remuneration Rules in the Financial Sector

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 01/04/2011 Mary Brassil writes:Against the backdrop of the global economic crisis and controversy over the payment of excessive bonuses, rigorous new rules regulating remuneration policies and practices in the financial sector were introduced with effect from 1 January 2011. 1. Capital Requirements DirectiveP...
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H for Harassment

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 10/03/2011 Aisling Butler writes:1. IntroductionThe cost for organisations of bullying and harassment in the workplace can be considerable in terms of high staff turnover, impaired morale, sick leave, industrial relations problems and loss of productivity. Furthermore, if not adequately managed internally, an...
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Rights Commissioner Services Takes Steps to Address Increase in Claims Under the Payment of Wages Legislation

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 25/02/2011 Killian O'Reilly or McDowell Purcell solicitors is concerned about the massive overload of employment claims in the system. We asked him to outline some of the issues in relation to unlawful deductions from wages, of which there are some 6000 outstanding claims. He writes:Under the Payment of Wages...
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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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