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Frequently Asked Questions For Employers

  A to Z On Employment Law Matters       Contents: Can I ask the employees to take annual leave instead of temporary layoff?. 2 What do you do if your staff are being bullied, harassed and discriminated against because of their nationality?  2 How can I communicate health emergency policy as an Employer?. [...]

By |2020-03-27T10:39:36+00:00March 27th, 2020|Covid-19, Employment Law, Employment Law, Health and Safety, HR, Human Resources, News|Comments Off on Frequently Asked Questions For Employers

Employment Law Updates for 2020

  Employment Law Updates for 2020  Wage Increase: €10.10 is the new minimum wage from February 1st, 2020 which is covered by the NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE ACT, 2000.  Section 11.—(1) says, the Minister shall, by order, after taking into account the impact the proposed rate may have on employment, the overall economic conditions in the [...]

By |2020-03-25T14:46:20+00:00January 6th, 2020|Employment Law, News|Comments Off on Employment Law Updates for 2020

Firefighter succeeds in having his dismissal reversed at High Court

A firefighter has succeeded in overturning a decision by Roscommon County Council’s to dismiss him. Sean Callaghan, a part time retained firefighter based at Castlerea Fire Station sued his employer over the decision last month to terminate his employment claiming he had breached his contractual obligation to live within a two mile radius of the [...]

By |2017-07-12T13:27:38+00:00July 12th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Firefighter succeeds in having his dismissal reversed at High Court

Keelings and a group of workers have fallen out over a crackdown on sick days

Keelings and a group of workers have fallen out over a crackdown on sick days The fruit firm’s logistics arm has been accused of taking a ‘blanket approach’ to absenteeism – a claim it denies. By Conor McMahon Reporter, Fora June 19th 2017 3 min read THE LOGISTICS ARM of fruit provider Keelings has been [...]

By |2017-06-23T14:37:05+00:00June 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Keelings and a group of workers have fallen out over a crackdown on sick days

2015 WORKPLACE FATALITY STATISTICS

The Authority’s End of Year Press Release has been published 55 People killed in work-related accidents in 2015. Figures released by the Health and Safety Authority (Wednesday 6th January) show that 55 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2015. This is exactly the same number of fatalities that occurred in 2014. Fatalities in agriculture were [...]

By |2017-03-31T01:06:34+00:00January 7th, 2016|News|Comments Off on 2015 WORKPLACE FATALITY STATISTICS

IRISH UNIVERSITY FINED OVER CHERRY PICKER DEATH

The worker who was killed was operating as a banks man to the operator of the Cherry Picker. Due to unexplained circumstances, the slow moving Cherry Picker hit the banksman and the front wheel crossed him, resulting in his death. The task of the banksman was to ensure that pedestrians stayed out of the way [...]

By |2017-03-31T01:07:00+00:00December 10th, 2015|News|Comments Off on IRISH UNIVERSITY FINED OVER CHERRY PICKER DEATH

POOR SAFETY CULTURE IN IRISH RAIL BROUGHT TO LIGHT

The damning report highlights ‘poor morale’ among workers as one of the factors as to why there are failures in reporting.  The Safety culture in Irish Rail is one of a very poor standard as employees fear being blamed or reprimanded by senior management. The relationship between senior management and employees seems to have soured [...]

By |2017-03-31T01:07:13+00:00October 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off on POOR SAFETY CULTURE IN IRISH RAIL BROUGHT TO LIGHT

EMPLOYMENT APPEALS TRIBUNAL AWARD UNDERSTOOD TO BE THE LARGEST UNFAIR DISMISSALS COMPENSATION EVER MADE.

The award was made by the Employment Appeals Tribunal and is understood to be the largest unfair dismissals compensation award ever made in the State. Mr Smith – who had been earning a remuneration package of €620,000 a year – resigned from the company in 2013 following revelations of discrepancies in the accounts. He had [...]

By |2017-03-31T01:07:08+00:00October 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off on EMPLOYMENT APPEALS TRIBUNAL AWARD UNDERSTOOD TO BE THE LARGEST UNFAIR DISMISSALS COMPENSATION EVER MADE.

RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES’ UNFAIR DISMISSAL INVOLVING COFFEE AND DISH WASHING INCIDENTS.

The Employment Appeals Tribunal recently awarded a former restaurant employee €20,000 after he was unfairly dismissed for allegedly washing dishes with cold water and for allowing his wife to drink coffee at a discounted rate. The restaurant in question, Graham O’Sullivan Restaurants Limited, which operate several Restaurants in the greater Dublin area stated Mr. Tuchowski [...]

By |2017-03-31T01:07:22+00:00October 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off on RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES’ UNFAIR DISMISSAL INVOLVING COFFEE AND DISH WASHING INCIDENTS.

SHOULD WE EXPECT A RISE IN WORKPLACE INJURIES AS THE ECONOMY RECOVERS?

The minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash warns that workplace accidents are likely to increase without ‘determined action’ as the economy recovers. The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) published a new research paper titled ‘Trends and Patterns in Occupational Health and Safety in Ireland’. They stated that the decline in Occupational Injuries coincided [...]

By |2017-03-31T01:07:29+00:00October 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off on SHOULD WE EXPECT A RISE IN WORKPLACE INJURIES AS THE ECONOMY RECOVERS?