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May 2022 Newsletter

Employment Law
The Return to the Office

At the end of March, the Government announced the details of its “Blended Working Framework” which allows civil service workers to apply for a minimum of 20% remote working. The Framework outlines that blended or hybrid working is not an automatic entitlement, regardless of any previous arrangements during Covid-19. It also outlines the procedure for a review if an application is denied.

Case Law
Case Law Reviewed - Bus Driver Unfairly Dismissed For Cutting Down Branches That Presented a Danger

The Adjudicator determined that compensation of €15,600 - equivalent to one year’s salary - was just and equitable in all the circumstances.

Case Law
Case Law Reviewed - Employer who breached Minimum Wage Legislation ordered to pay Employee €15,000

The Adjudicator found the Complainant’s claim pursuant to the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 for underpayment to be well founded.

Adare Human Resource Management
Adare Human Resource Management Published Latest HR Barometer Report 6.1

Employee turnover more than doubles in 12 months as employers battle to keep staff

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