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Conflict & Disputes

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Conflict in the workplace is unavoidable. Every workplace has different personalities, backgrounds and opinions so it is inevitable there will be disagreements. However, it’s important to ensure sure these don’t escalate into more serious issues. If its not addressed, workplace conflict leads to disruption within the business, employee absence and a distraction for HR and management.

Remote Working

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Earlier this year, the Government agreed the heads of bill for the new remote working legislation (Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2021) which will, for the first time, provide a legal framework around how a request approval or refusal of a request for remote work can be made.

Sick Pay

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There is currently no legal obligation on employers to pay sick pay to employees. However, this is about to change as the Government is set to introduce Statutory Sick Pay very shortly. Sick pay entitlements will be phased in over a four year period, starting with three days per year in 2022, rising to five days payable in 2023 and seven days payable in 2024. Employers will eventually cover the cost of 10 sick days per year in 2025.

Pay & Benefits

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It comes as no surprise to many employers that salaries are on the increase. Our research found that over half of Organisations are increasing salaries in 2022 and, the market is experiencing the highest average increase in years as can be seen in the graph.

Remote and Flexible Ways of Working

HR Information & Advice

Your definitive ‘Guide to Remote and Flexible Ways of Working’. Remote and flexible work practices are now widely acknowledged as a key part of the evolving and agile workplace of the future and the sudden onset of remote working due to the pandemic, has led to a broader acceptance by employers of new ways of working as a viable longer-term possibility.

Dignity at Work - Anti-Bullying

Analysis and Recent Code of Practice

On the 23rd January 2021, the new “Industrial Relations Act 1990 (Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work) Order 2020 was published. The Code of Practice provides practical guidance on the management of workplace bullying complaints and on the prevention of workplace bullying, in line with the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, Section 8(2)(b).

Return to Work Checklist

Our Return to Work Checklist will help employers meet the parameters set out in the Protocols, ensuring employers are compliant with the guidance and the Safety, Health & Wellbeing at Work Act, 2005.