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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)
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Probationary Periods - Making the Most of Them [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/05/2016 When is an employee not an employee? Recruitment of new staff is both expensive and time intensive, don't get it wrong! This video helps you ensure the probationary period is understood and used meaningfully. Transcript: We're going to talk now about probationary periods, and in particular how ...
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Contracts of Employment Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Social Media & Handheld Devices - The Basics [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/05/2016 We all know that social media is a huge and complex area of the law. It's almost entirely unregulated, and therefore it's no surprise that employers are struggling with its impact in the workforce. What I want to do in this short session then is merely attempt to do some of the basics to social med...
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Policies and Procedures
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Recruiting Fairly [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 25/05/2016 Every employer in Northern Ireland needs recruits. But equally with that brings some real difficulties. And the tribunals and the courts in Northern Ireland have been mired for many, many years in relation to issues and mistakes made in recruitment. Transcript: So what we want to look at now ...
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Recruitment and Selection
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Maternity Rights and Pay [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 24/05/2016 In Northern Ireland there are comparatively generous maternity rights for pregnant workers. The two main rights that I want to look at today are maternity leave and maternity pay. Following the birth of a child, a mother has the absolute right to 52 weeks of leave. There's a compulsory 2 week perio...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Key Differences Between Employment Law in GB and NI [Video]

Posted in: Back to Basics on 24/05/2016 Jill Gracey, Solicitor at A&L Goodbody, provides an overview of the similarities and differences between employment law in Northern Ireland and Great Britain. Employment law is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland, so changes introduced in GB are not necessarily replicated in Northern Ireland ...