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HR & Employment Law News

  • Man entitled to challenge constitutionality of new workplace dispute procedures

    A man is entitled to pursue claims that new procedures for determining workplace disputes breach the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003, the Supreme Court has ruled. read more

  • Protecting your organisation even after an employment contract comes to an end

    In most instances, the end of an employee/ employer relationship is amicable; people need references after all so tend to see out their contract in a very professional manner. However, there are times that this isn’t always the case and, at Adare Human Resource Management, we’ve worked with organisations who have found themselves in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) or Labour Court defending cases that could have been avoided. read more

  • Investment manager gets €69,230 over unfair dismissal from property company

    A property development company has been ordered to pay an investment manager €69,230 over his unfair dismissal. The matter was heard at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). read more

  • Ministers Humphreys and Flanagan announce change to immigration arrangements for spouses and partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holders

    Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, and Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for Justice and Equality, today (Wednesday, 6th March 2019) announced that the spouses and partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit holders will be able to access the Irish labour market without the need to obtain an employment permit. This change will streamline existing processes and result in a more attractive offering for both investors and international talent. read more

  • March 2019 HR & Employment Law Newsletter

    In this month’s HR and Employment Law newsletter we covered a range of topics which included, CCTV Guidelines - The Importance of CCTV Policy within the workplace, interesting case law reviewed by the Workplace Relations Commission, St. Patrick's Day Sunday 17th March - What are Employees entitlements? read more

  • Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing - 8th April

    Adare Human Resource Management leading experts in Employment Law, Industrial Relations and best practice Human Resource Management, are delighted to invite you to our upcoming Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing. read more

  • Mandate expects up to €70k 'winnings' from Paddy Power in denial of rest break cases

    The Mandate Union said it expects members to get €60,000 to €70,000 in compensation from Paddy Power Betfair plc concerning the denial of rest break cases for staff. read more

  • Put the zero-hour Workers protection bill to work for you

    Announcement last year, the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill will come into force in employment from 1st March 2019. read more

  • Adare Human Resource Management in conjunction with Osborne Recruitment are delighted to invite you to our upcoming complimentary Breakfast Briefing

    Adare Human Resource Management in conjunction with Osborne Recruitment are delighted to invite you to our upcoming complimentary Breakfast Briefing on 26th February 2019. read more

  • Adare Webinar - An insight into the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill that Employers should be aware of

    Adare Human Resource Management are delighted to invite you to our upcoming webinar entitled an insight into the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill that Employers should be aware of. read more

  • Getting the Balance Right

    In the latest article on the Lifecycle of the Employee, Derek McKay, Managing Director at Adare Human Resource Management provides advice to employers on how to effectively protect employees and themselves by implementing not just compliant policies and procedures, but best practice HR. read more

  • Best HR Practice must start before the recruitment stage

    Over the next few editions of Accountancy Plus, Adare Human Resource Management will examine the Life Cycle of the Employee and provide helpful insights and best practice advice for employers. In the first of the series, Derek McKay, Managing Director of Adare Human Resource Management looks at Attraction, Recruitment and Onboarding. read more

  • Gender Balance Forum - 27th February 2019

    We are looking forward to our upcoming Gender Balance Forum which brings together influential leaders & senior HR professionals to share best practice and thinking in the area of Gender Diversity. read more

  • February 2019 HR & Employment Law Newsletter

    In this month’s HR and Employment Law newsletter we covered a range of topics which included, the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, interesting case law reviewed by the Labour Court and Risks assessments for Pregnant Employees / Risks associated with Pregnant Employees. read more

  • GAA official settles High Court action over €55,000-a-year contract termination

    A senior GAA official has settled a High Court action he brought over the sporting organisation's decision to terminate his employment. read more

  • Man told to 'keep working' by employer while having a heart attack, WRC hears

    An "indifferent" employer told a senior technician to keep working after the worker told him that he was experiencing chest-pain and may be having a heart attack. read more

  • Fishing crew member working on 'floating factory' awarded €40,000 compensation by WRC

    An Egyptian crew member who would often work 20 hours a day on a ‘floating factory’ off Ireland’s coastline here has been awarded just under €40,000 in compensation. read more

  • Only 40% of fathers availing of paternity benefit, figures show

    Only about 40 per cent of men who have just become fathers are availing of paternity benefit, new figures released by the Department of Social Protection show. read more

  • Aer Lingus was told to pay thousands to workers 'in limbo' after a restructuring of its food unit

    Aer Lingus has been told to pay €14,000 to two former catering staff members who claimed they were left “in limbo” after being removed from their roles over five years ago. read more

  • Tesco ordered to pay €4,000 to worker fired after taking wine

    Tesco sacked a worker after she admitted taking a bottle of wine valued at less than €20 and not paying for it. read more