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Essentials of an Employment Contract

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/09/2017 Jill Gracey informs us of the essential elements of a contract of employment. Under the Employment Rights Order 1996, employers are required to provide an employee with a written statement of certain terms and conditions including, for example, the employee's job title with a brief description of t...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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Dismissal on the Grounds of Capability

Posted in: Back to Basics on 21/08/2017 Andrew Spratt discusses dismissal on the grounds of capability. Andrew advises on how employers should go about following the three-step process and highlights other considerations that should be observed when dealing with a dismissal on grounds of capability. View Andrew’s video here or read the ...
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Dismissal for Gross Misconduct

Posted in: Back to Basics on 24/07/2017 Andrew Spratt from A&L Goodbody, discusses dismissal on the grounds of gross misconduct. He advises on how employers should go about following the three step process and other considerations that should be observed when dealing with a dismissal on grounds of gross misconduct. View Andrew’s vide...
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HR Guidelines on ‘Meddling in Litigation’

Posted in: Back to Basics on 26/06/2017 Gareth Walls, Partner at A&L Goodbody, focuses on three cases which highlight the risks faced by employers when HR practitioners and in-house lawyers meddle in the litigation process through, for example, inferences of culpability when dealing with disciplinary matters, improperly influencing t...
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Sickness Absence Management

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/05/2017 Today’s video article by Gareth Walls, Partner at A&L Goodbody, focuses on one of the most significant issues that every employer faces: sickness absence and how to manage it. Gareth provides useful tips on how to deal with issues such as work-related stress absence, accessing medical reports a...
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Sickness and Absence
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The Apprenticeship Levy

Posted in: Back to Basics on 07/04/2017 Jill Gracey from A&L Goodbody discusses the Apprenticeship Levy which came into force on 6th April 2017. Today I'm going to talk about the Apprenticeship Levy and where we stand with the implementation of the Apprenticeship Levy as at February 2017. The Apprenticeship Levy was announced...
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An Update on Gender Pay Gap Reporting [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 24/03/2017 When does gender pay gap reporting come into force? Gender pay gap reporting legislation comes into force in April 2017 in GB. These reporting obligations do not come into force in Northern Ireland from this time, and it remains to be seen how similar they will be to those in GB. In terms...
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Discrimination and Equality Pay and Conditions of Employment
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The Duty to Make Reasonable Adjustments [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 16/06/2016 We are very frequently asked by employers, really what is a reasonable adjustment, what is it, when do we need to do it, and what does it constitute? So it's fair to say it's a very vexed and very complex question for employers in Northern Ireland. The way I'm going to deal with that now, I'm g...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Worker -V- Employee Rights [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 16/06/2016 What is an employee? An employee is someone who works under an employment contract. The contract can be verbal or written, but it must have three basic features. The first is that the employee must be under an obligation to perform the contract personally. The second is there must be mutuality of o...
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Contracts of Employment
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Collective Redundancies [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 02/06/2016 What is a collective redundancy? It describes the scenario where an employer proposes to make large scale redundancies, of 20 or more employees at one establishment, within a period of 90 days or less. Collective redundancy obligations are complex and I would strongly recommend that you take specif...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation Collective and Trade Union Issues