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Practical Guidelines on Implementing a Grievance & Disciplinary Procedure

Thankfully employment is on the rise in Ireland. However, employee grievances and disputes are increasing also. Employers need to protect themselves now more than ever. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is through a robust grievance and disciplinary procedure. The following article outlines best practice in this area to guide you on how to implement the procedure for your firm. Why have a Grievance and...

Protected Disclosures Act 2014 – What employers need to know

The Government announced the commencement of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the Act) on 16th July 2014. This is a piece of legislation representing a new standard of international best practice for whistle-blowers in Ireland. There are requirements within the Act which employers need to adhere to. This article highlights the most salient requirements.Protected Disclosures Act 2014 – What employers need to...

Challenging Interview Questions for Senior Candidates

Interview questions are typically focused on historical situations that occurred at another firm, which is a big fault with them. Employers need to use challenging interview questions as they need to know how this individual will perform at their firm. This requires getting you to demonstrate how you will solve the problems that you will face should you get the job. The 12 challenging interview questions provided...

Are you sure your independent contractors cannot claim employee status?

  Independent contractors or employees? One of the many concerns for companies today is creating cost-effective worker relationships. Many look at creating engagements where the worker earns on a commission-only basis. Tied agents and contractual agreements are the norm within Financial Services for example. What many employers fail to understand is the very important distinction between an employee and an...

Extension of parental leave to 18 weeks from 8th March 2013 in Ireland

Extension of parental leave to 18 weeks The Parental Leave Act 1998, as amended by the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006, allows parents in Ireland to take parental leave from employment in respect of certain children. A person acting in loco parentis with respect to an eligible child is also eligible. On 8 March 2013, Regulations giving effect to EU Directive 2010/18/EU on parental leave increased the amount of...

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