employment

Alternative Part Time Contract

Template of Alternative Part Time Contract which can be tailored to suit the needs of your organisation.

  • 09 January 2015
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Disciplining Employees: The Punishment Must Fit the Crime

Disciplining employees can be a difficult process for any employer, especially in circumstances where the employee may not appreciate the gravity of their misconduct.

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  • 06 January 2015
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Workplace Relations Act Set to Overhaul Employment Law Procedures

The process for resolving employment disputes will be drastically changed later this year as the Workplace Relations Act comes into force.

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  • 16 January 2014
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Leave Entitlements in Surrogacy Situations

At the end of September the Court of Justice of the European Union released two interesting opinions on the entitlement of women who had their children through a surrogate to maternity leave and/or adoptive leave. The aforementioned cases are the first time that the Court of Justice of the European Union have been asked to deal with the leave entitlements of women who have their children through surrogacy.

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  • 14 January 2014
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Compulsory Retirement Age

It is the established practice of many employers in Ireland to include a compulsory retirement age for employees in their contracts of employment and once this has been signed up to by the employee, Irish legislation, as it stands, duly permits this practice.

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  • 13 January 2014
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Recent Equality Tribunal Decisions Offer Warning for Employers

The amount of claims taken against employers because of bullying and harassment which employees suffer (or allegedly suffer) in the workplace has risen exponentially over the past number years. Thus all employers must be mindful of their obligations in this regard.

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  • 09 January 2013
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Dealing With Employees Access to Confidential Information

In the first instance, it is important to get a handle on what exactly constitutes confidential information. Confidential information is a broad concept which is difficult to precisely define.

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  • 09 January 2013
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Dismissal for Facebook post about gay marriage - Unfair

At a seminar we presented recently we pointed out that judges have found little difficulty in holding that posts by employees on Facebook do not attract the necessary degree of privacy to protect them from disciplinary action.

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  • 09 January 2013
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Gardai make arrest for breach of Work Permits legislation

The Employment Permits Act 2003 which was significantly amended in 2006 provides for the granting of employment permits for non-nationals. It specifically prohibits the employment of non-nationals who do not have permits.

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