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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
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The Right to Accompaniment [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 02/06/2016 The Employment Relations (Northern Ireland) Order sets out the right for workers and employees to be accompanied by either a trade union representative or a fellow colleague at either a disciplinary hearing or a grievance hearing. The legislation also sets out the protections applied to those who e...
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The key differences between workers and employees [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 27/05/2016 In this video we look at the key differences between workers and employees. Why is this important? Well, workers and employees have different rights under employment law. Transcript: What is an employee? An employee is someone who works under an employment contract. The contract can be verbal o...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Flexible Working Requests [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/05/2016 Under the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, an employee who has at least 26 weeks continuous service with their employer has the legal right to make a flexible working request. Transcript: The legal right to request flexible working now applies to all employees irrespective of wh...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Introduction to Shared Parental Leave [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/05/2016 The Work and Families (Northern Ireland) Act 2015 introduced the concept of shared parental leave and also removed the additional paternity leave entitlement which had been in place beforehand. A mother who has a child has the right to 52 weeks of maternity leave, 2 weeks of which is compulsory lea...
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Working Time and Leave
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Protecting your Business and Minimising Risk [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/05/2016 Quite often the employment team at A&L Goodbody is asked how an employer can protect their business, and quite often that protection is against their employees. One of the primary ways we suggest you do that is through contracts of employment and reviewing your key employee or senior contracts ...
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Contracts of Employment
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The Service Provision Change Regulations [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/05/2016 In Northern Ireland we have our own indigenous regulations dealing with SERPS provision change. These and other provisions, which are already contained within the TUPE regulations, which are the content of a separate video. Transcript: Within TUPE, and within the SPC regulations, they're the sam...
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Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE)