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Key Differences Between Employment Law in GB and NI [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 24/05/2016 Employment law is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland. Changes introduced in employment law or practice in Great Britain will not necessarily also be introduced by the Northern Ireland Assembly. There has been a growing divergence in employment laws in practice between Great Britain and Northern ...
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Handling Grievances [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 24/05/2016 In 2011, the statutory grievance procedure was repealed in Northern Ireland by our local government. The reason that this was done was twofold. Firstly to streamline the process and to make it more akin to Great Britain, and secondly to avoid unnecessary debate on whether procedure was followed by ...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Dismissing an Employee with Less than One Year's Service [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 18/05/2016 There's a common misconception amongst employers when dismissing an employee who does not have the qualifying one year of service required, in order to bring an ordinary unfair dismissal claim. They feel that they are safe from all industrial tribunal proceedings, and this will often lead an employ...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality Contracts of Employment
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The TUPE Regulations [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 18/05/2016 The TUPE regulations operate so as to preserve the employment of an organised grouping of employees whose employer's business is transferred to a new owner. The regulations apply in a way, which means that the employment of the employees is automatically transferred to a new owner. Where there is a...
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Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE)
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Fundamentals of Redundancy [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 13/05/2016 Redundancies have become an unfortunate but very commonplace reality for many employers across Northern Ireland. Dealing with redundancies can be a very daunting thing, and employers can be faced with claims of unfair dismissal if they get it wrong. It is also extremely important to good employee r...
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Redundancy and Reorganisation
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General Principles of Unfair Dismissal [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 13/05/2016 There's considerable statutory protection for employees in Northern Ireland when it comes to the termination of their employment, and unfair dismal claims would perhaps be one of the most common claims that we, as practitioners, would see progressing through the tribunals in Northern Ireland. An em...
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Unfair Dismissal
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A&L Goodbody - An Introduction to the Series [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 13/05/2016 Legal-Island and the employment law team at A&L Goodbody, Belfast, have created a series of back to basic employment law principles for employers and HR personnel. This series focuses on the basic principles and issues that face HR practitioners on a daily basis, but is difficult to keep up-to-...