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Remote Working Legal Update 2021

2021-12-09T07:21:26+00:00

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD (on Friday 15th January) published Irelands’ first National Remote Work Strategy to make remote working a permanent option for life after the pandemic. The Strategy sets out plans to strengthen the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, to provide the infrastructure to

Remote Working Legal Update 2021 2021-12-09T07:21:26+00:00

COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy Employers view 2021

2021-12-09T07:21:07+00:00

With the widespread prevalence of COVID-19 in Ireland, the prompt implementation of Ireland’s vaccination strategy is the only viable way out of this pandemic. Employers need to get to grips with some complex issues that will arise this year as some, but perhaps not all, of their workforce is vaccinated. Some of the key issues

COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy Employers view 2021 2021-12-09T07:21:07+00:00

Top Covid-19 Queries SFA April 2021

2021-12-09T07:02:58+00:00

How can I manage an employee who is refusing to wear a mask? The wearing of face masks is recommended by Public Health, the WHO, and the Irish Government. The HSE provide information on who should wear face coverings, and for those who cannot wear them due to medical health reasons, should at least shield their

Top Covid-19 Queries SFA April 2021 2021-12-09T07:02:58+00:00

Bullying in the workplace Legal Update

2021-12-09T07:02:09+00:00

Bullying in the workplace Legal Update A new code of practice concerning the prevention and resolution of bullying at work has been made by way of a statutory instrument which was published on the 5th January 2021.  Statutory Instrument (No. 674/2020) is entitled Industrial Relations Act 1990 (Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on

Bullying in the workplace Legal Update 2021-12-09T07:02:09+00:00

HR Services for SME’s

2022-02-08T07:28:25+00:00

HR Support Services for SME's The HRP Group specialise in delivering HR services to small and medium size companies. Our clients generally come from a mix of multinational corporations seeking HR partners or SME's who find themselves too busy to manage their line managers and staff, keep up with employment law, implement a recruitment plan

HR Services for SME’s 2022-02-08T07:28:25+00:00

Long Term Sick Leave Rights Management

2022-02-08T07:26:44+00:00

How should you manage an employee who has been absent on sick leave for an extended period of time? Can you hire a replacement? How long do they have to be absent before you can consider termination of their contract? If they are on a fixed term contract that expires, can you let it

Long Term Sick Leave Rights Management 2022-02-08T07:26:44+00:00

18 tips on recruiting employees practice

2021-08-23T06:44:54+00:00

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

18 tips on recruiting employees practice 2021-08-23T06:44:54+00:00

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

2022-02-08T07:25:49+00:00

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

Having Trouble with Strategic Human Resource Management? Mind Your HRM Gap. 2022-02-08T07:25:49+00:00

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

2021-11-17T01:55:35+00:00

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

Retirement Age – Importance of noting in your retirement clause in employment contract 2021-11-17T01:55:35+00:00

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

2021-11-17T01:42:11+00:00

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

Redundancy Process Ireland – The Do’s And Don’ts 2021-11-17T01:42:11+00:00