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When: Sep 25, 13
Where: Employment Law
Who: Staff
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Performance Improvement Plans:-

Are they really about improving your performance? Within the last number of years we have been consulted by employees who have become the subject of such plans.  Our clients range from low level management to senior management.  They are not unionised as a rule and are self-motivated.  Our observations are:- Our clients, either before or [&hellip...

When: Mar 27, 13
Where: Current Affairs, Employment Law, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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Increases to Parental Leave entitlements

On 8th March, 2013 the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter signed regulations extending parental leave from 14 weeks to 18 weeks. The regulations also allow parents returning to work from parental leave to request a change in their working hours or pattern.  Employers must consider such a request but are not [&hellip...

When: Mar 11, 13
Where: Current Affairs, Employment Law, Litigation, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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Workplace Grievances:- do I need a solicitor?

Increasingly we are being consulted by employees who have suffered grievances at work  and we assist them in understanding, following and invoking their workplace grievance procedures.  We come across two common problems faced by employees:- they do not know how to use the grievance procedure to their advantage and/or; they do not know when to invoke [&hellip...

When: Sep 27, 12
Where: Current Affairs, Employment Law, News, Pensions, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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Increase in the State pension age to 66

Increase in the State pension age to 66
The Social Welfare and Pensions Act, 2011 was signed into law on 29 June 2011 and makes certain amendments which impact on the existing State pension provisions.  In particular, both employers and employees should be aware that with effect from 1 January 2014, there will be a standard State pension age of 66 years for [&hellip...
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