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April 2018 Industrial Relations Newsletter

Adare Human Resource Management

Established in 2003, Adare Human Resource Management are Ireland’s leading expert and provider of Employment Law, Industrial Relations (IR), Human Resource Management (HRM) and Health and Safety Services.
  • Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing - April 17th 2018

    Apr 23, 2018
    Adare Human Resource Management leading experts in Employment Law, Industrial Relations and best practice Human Resource Management, recently held a Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing. To view the highlights from the event, and listen to the Podcast from the day, click here.
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  • Court Says Permanent Overtime Payment Not Pensionable

    Apr 23, 2018
    It is not at all uncommon that, for the purposes of argument, a party to a dispute may argue the logic of one piece of legislation in order to attempt to win an argument on another. This is often the case in individual IR Act cases. Such cases from a strict legal point of view are not legally enforceable. However, they hold significant moral weight, and within a unionised setting, IR Act Section 13 cases are all but binding on the parties particularly once the process has concluded through the appeal process to the Labour Court.
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  • Unfair Dismissal Upheld After Worker Was Only 7 Weeks Employed

    Apr 23, 2018
    Very often the incorrect preconception that an Employee must be in employment within the organisation for 12 months in order to qualify for protection under the Unfair Dismissal Acts exists. Of course HR professionals would be well aware that there are exceptions to this under, for example, trade union, equality and maternity provisions etc. However, it is fair to say that in general employers are of the mistaken view that once dismissal takes place before 12 months service is reached by an Employee that they are immune from the provisions of the Unfair Dismissals Act – not so.
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