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May 2017 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.
  • Labour Court Rejects Retrospection Claim For Paid Breaks

    May 22, 2017
    With the advent of pay restoration and wage increase claims being lodged by trade unions across the private and public sectors Employers need to very mindful of unintentionally sleep walking into “retrospection” claims. In the context of “pay restoration” the applicable date for any concession an Employer might consider in this context will be clear and obvious, given such restoration will be required to have to an applicable reintroduction date. In this context the applicable date needs to be clearly stated, understood and agreed in advance without any doubt of exactly when the agreed change will apply and under what conditions.
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  • Court Refuses To Hear Case Because Employer Failed To Follow “Established Procedures”

    May 22, 2017
    Few would argue that various elements of the Industrial Relations Acts can sometimes be confusing. Depending on the dispute many different aspects of the IR Acts can apply and this can even be the case in single-issue disputes. In order to get a better general understanding of the various IR Acts, so one does not have to keep reaching for the text books, it is useful to understand the context of why amendments to IR Acts were made down through the years and what the key years for these changes were.
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