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Covid Employer Refund Scheme: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

By | 2020-09-29T06:58:22+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The new Covid Employer Refund Scheme has been designed to use existing infrastructure and processes and can be put in place immediately. The Scheme allows employers to make a payment equivalent to the Covid Unemployment payment (of €203) to workers who are temporarily laid off and are receiving no other wages payment from the employer.

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020

By | 2020-09-29T07:11:53+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020 (the “Bill”) was published last night with details of a wage subsidy support payment scheme introduced as part of the response by the Government to COVID-19 (the “Scheme”). The Scheme is administered through the Revenue Commissioners and aims to provide a special subsidy to employers

COVID-19 Temporary Layoffs & Short Time Hours

By | 2020-09-29T06:30:19+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

With the extreme downturn in business activities for some caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, business owners may be forced to reduce their staffing levels for a period of time. If this is the case for you and your business please follow the below information: You have two options: To “lay staff off” i.e. they are

18 tips on recruiting employees practice

By | 2018-04-08T19:42:20+00:00 January 16th, 2018|News|

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development published research entitled “A head for hiring, the behavioral science of recruitment and selection”.  In their comprehensive report, they set out 18 tips on recruiting employees which we think is worth reviewing: Attracting candidates Take a fresh look at person–organisation fit, considering both current and aspirational organisational culture. Test

Having Trouble with Strategic Human Resource Management? Mind Your HRM Gap.

By | 2018-04-08T19:48:01+00:00 January 16th, 2018|News|

We enjoyed this recent article written by Dr. Pak, Assistant Professor in HRM, Trinity College, Dublin The Economist Intelligence Unit has recently published an article entitled Closing the gap: Designing and delivering a strategy that works based upon a global survey of 500 senior executives. Apparently, companies are experiencing a hard time bridging the gap between strategic

Retirement Age – Importance of noting in your retirement clause in employment contract

By | 2020-09-29T07:46:32+00:00 January 16th, 2018|News|

A Labour Court decision in 2017 highlights the importance of specifying the retirement clause in employment contract. The Court found that dismissing an employee on the basis on their age was an act of discrimination. Background In the case, an employee worked as a senior bartender from 1991 until his dismissal. He was originally employed

Redundancy Process Ireland – The Do’s And Don’ts

By | 2020-09-29T07:26:04+00:00 January 16th, 2018|News|

HRP Group regularly gives support and advice to clients who are looking to undertake a reorganisation which may involve redundancies. Having expertise in this area, it is worth noting the established procedures that should be followed by companies when implementing redundancies to safeguard the company from a claim. The case of Michael Walsh v

Employees Privacy Laws In The Workplace

By | 2020-09-29T07:20:21+00:00 December 7th, 2017|News|

In September 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR) overturned a January 2016 decision of its lower court regarding employee privacy in the workplace. The case, Barbulescu, concerned the monitoring of employee communications in the workplace and if the monitoring was excessive in light of the employee’s expectation of privacy. The impact of this