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Redundancies and Fixed Term Employees

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 22/06/2010 With the economic situation looking uncertain, we asked Alana Jones of Jones Cassidy Jones solicitors to review some of the issues surrounding redundancies and employees on fixed term contracts. Why consider Fixed Term Contracts?In the current economic gloom we are constantly warned of the prospect...
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Race Discrimination in Disciplinary Proceedings

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 01/06/2010 Joanne White, a Partner in Jones Cassidy Jones writes:Legislative Background and Relevant Codes of PracticeThe purpose of this briefing is to highlight issues of race discrimination in the context of disciplinary proceedings. The Race Relations (NI) Order 1997 prohibits direct and indirect discrimi...
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Is There Merit in Self-Appraisals?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 26/04/2010 Nicola Shaw is the HR Manager at BDO in Belfast (the fifth largest accountancy network in the world). She has agreed to write a regular HR diary column for Legal-Island’s HR email service that reflects her experiences in the job. Feel free to enter the debate and let us know your concerns, thoughts...
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Health and Safety
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Eruption & Disruption - When the Dust Settles Who Will Pay?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 21/04/2010 Kiera Lee from Mills Selig solicitors to set out the legal implications from an employment point of view.Should Stranded Employees be Paid?If the employee is unable to return after arranged annual leave the employer is not under an obligation to pay them. Employers can ask employees to use annual l...
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Statutory Dispute Resolution Procedures Etc - Changes for Northern Ireland Agreed

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 15/04/2010 The Department for Employment and Learning has just released details of the long-awaited policy response document in relation to the review of dispute resolution procedures in Northern Ireland."Disputes in the Workplace: a Systems Review" has had a long gestation period but is now available for all...
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Strikes and other Industrial Action

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 13/04/2010 Niall McSorley of Tughans solicitors looks at strikes and other industrial action in some detail.IntroductionThe current economic climate, in which redundancies, pay cuts, and withdrawal of benefits are common, has created an appetite for industrial action. In Northern Ireland, this was evident in ...
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Industrial Relations Law

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 24/03/2010 Readers will be aware of the high profile three day strike which BA staff, backed by UNITE, have just undertaken. We have asked Sharon McArdle of Tughans Solicitors to look at the background of this dispute and why this strike has gone ahead. A second strike is, at the time of writing, due this wee...
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Human Rights in Employment

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 23/03/2010 The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) has been in force since 2000 and seeks to give “further effect” to the rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention of Human Rights. Jones Cassidy Jones solicitors reviewed some interesting/recent cases and to highlight these with reference to Articl...
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Human Rights
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The GB Equality Bill - What are the Lessons for Northern Ireland?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 09/03/2010 In Northern Ireland we may have started consolidation of equality legislation but we did not finish it. The GB Equality Bill has been a while in the making but it will soon be law. It will impact on anyone who has employees who work in the UK and will doubtless influence the policy makers in this j...
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Fixed Term Employees - Extension of Rights

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 23/02/2010 A recent Court of Appeal decision has widened the ambit of the Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 and the Employment Rights Act 1996 to protect overseas employees. We asked Aisling Byrne, Associate Solicitor, Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors, to set out ...