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Redundant Employee Deemed To have Continous Service After Being Re-Employed Within Days

In a recent unfair dismissal case UD 877/2013, the preliminary issue of whether the claimant had the required one year's continuous service to make a claim was considered in light of a suggested break in service after being made redundant and then re-employed.

Organisation of Working Time Act

Two recent cases published that are worth reading in respect of understanding employers requirements in respect of the provision of breaks and paid annual leave.

Recruitment Guidelines for Employers

The old cliche that any business is only as good as its people is certainly true but in practice recruitment activity is often carried out in an unstructured and haphazard manner. Spending time on effective and structured recruitment activities will ensure that employers have the right people in place in their business and do not have to spend unnecessary time and money dealing with the impact of poor recruitment decisions and lack of productivity.

Parental Leave

As a query that arises a lot over the Summer holiday period, here is a quick summary in respect of statutory parental leave which grants the right to 18 weeks unpaid leave to working parents in respect of each child under the age of eight years. There are also some exceptions to this age limit.

NCT Tester Fairly Dismissed For Testing His Own Car

In Case No UD69/2014 a NCT vehicle inspector was found to have been fairly dismissed as he had breached the Company Code of Conduct three times, which did not allow employees to test any vehicle owned or previously owned by them.

€75,000 award for heavy handed dismissal

In a recent case published (UD 520/2013 & UD 521/2013)two employees who were dismissed from a printing company for gross misconduct for not clocking out during a break were awarded €75,000 and €33,000 respectively as well as additional notice payments for unfair dismissal.

Changes to Sick Leave Accrual

Whilst the focus of the long awaited Work Place Relations Act has been on the much needed changes to the employment disputes structures, a very important change to the accrual of sick leave for employees who are absent on long term sick leave is also being introduced.

Costly HR Mistakes (PART 2)

Following on from my last article, some more costly HR mistakes that can be avoided.

New Work Place Commission to commence from 1st October 2015

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, last week welcomed the signing into law of the Workplace Relations Act 2015 and announced that the Act will be commenced on 1st October 2015. What will this mean in Practice ?

Costly HR Mistakes (PART 1)

Being complacement with how investigations are conducted as well as not being aware of and acting on inappropriate workplace banter are just two of the areas in HR practice that can prove very costly to employers but can easily be avoided.

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