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Redundancy, Notice and Counter Notice

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 13/08/2010 The steps required to terminate employment by reason of redundancy are more complicated than many people realise if they are to be carried out correctly, particularly if circumstances change during this time of uncertainty. We asked Ailbhe Dennehy examine the key points that you should know. Circum...
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Practical Ways in Which Employers Can Reduce Quantum at Hearing

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 05/08/2010 When defending employment claims, either before Rights Commissioners, the Employment Appeals Tribunal/Equality Tribunal and/or the Courts, employers should always give consideration, in advance of the hearing, to arguments that can be made to mitigate, in so far as possible, the level of quantum th...
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Long Term Absence from Work Q&A - Part 2

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 20/07/2010 Catherine O'Flynn and Aisling Butler of William Fry solicitors have written responses to some questions raised during their sessions at Legal-Island's All About Absence event recently. In this article they cover issues such as:* 'Commercial' impetus in ill-health dismissals* Failure to submit sickn...
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Red-Circling: A Defence Against Discrimination Claims?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 16/07/2010 Protecting salary levels for some employees in times of change is a common enough occurrence. We asked Aoife Bradley of LK Shields Solicitors to give us an idea of the dangers for employers who take the step of red-circling salaries. A. Introduction - What is Red-Circling?There is no legal definiti...
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Long Term Absence from Work Q&A - Part 1

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 07/07/2010 Catherine O'Flynn and Aisling Butler of William Fry solicitors have written responses to some questions raised during their sessions at Legal-Island's All About Absence event recently. In this article they cover issues such as:* Facilitating home working requests from disabled employees* 'Warning' ...
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Constructive Dismissal - What Gets an Employee Over the Bar?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 11/06/2010 Where claims of constructive dismissal are made, it can often be difficult to predict the outcome. We have asked Muireann Coveney of McCann FitzGerald to assess what gets the employee over the bar in such cases.Statute and TestsConstructive dismissal is defined in the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 – ...
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Alternatives to Redundancies - Part 3

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 04/06/2010 In the third part of our Alternatives to Redundancies series, Jennifer Cashman, Partner, RDJ, Solicitors, examines how the employment model is changing in the current economic climate and how employers are now focusing on hiring temporary workers and finding more flexible solutions for project driv...
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Relocation Clauses

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 18/05/2010 The Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 and 2001 specifically provide that an employer is obliged to provide an employee with a statement in writing no later than two months after the commencement of employment containing certain particulars in relation to his or her employment. One of the ...
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Frustration of Contract - What Happens if a Contract Becomes 'Frustrated'?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 11/05/2010 We might often get frustrated at work but what happens if a contract becomes 'frustrated'? We asked Ailbhe Dennehy to examine the key points that employers should know. An employment contract can be terminated in a number of ways, including by way of frustration of contract. Simply put, the doctrin...
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Alternatives to Redundancies - Part 2

Posted in: Supplementary Articles ROI on 07/05/2010 In the second part of our Alternatives to Redundancies series, David McCarroll of Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors outlines a number of further options that can be considered to try and reduce payroll costs whilst preserving staff numbers in your business:1. Alteration of Annual Bonuses or Performance ...