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The 5 Ps of Professional Workplace Investigations

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 11/09/2014 Ultimately the outcome of a workplace investigation will result in an employee’s grievance being upheld or not; or an employee being disciplined or not by his employer. Furthermore, the results of the investigation may be examined in an external arena e.g. an Industrial Tribunal. The impact and ef...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Policies and Procedures
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Recent Developments in GB Employment Laws in Relation to Northern Ireland

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 19/08/2014 Introduction There have been a number of GB Developments in the last few months that highlight the growing gap between NI and GB employment laws. With that in mind we thought it would be useful to provide readers with an update on some of the most important recent changes.Family Friendly ChangesWe ...
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All Change for Pensions

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 19/06/2014 The Chancellor’s Budget promises to transform the post-retirement landscape. What George Osborne unveiled on 19 March 2014 represents the most radical reform of pension taxation since 1921, and introduces far more flexibility than all the defined ambition (DA) work put together. From April 2015, i...
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Responses To the Employment Law Consultation by DEL

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 10/06/2014 Background: On 4th June Tom Evans, Deputy Director of strategy in the European and Employment Relations division, and Dr Alan Scott from the employment relations policy and legislation branch of DEL presented a report on the responses to the extensive employment law review carried out last November...
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2014 - The Year that the NI Employment Law Picture Becomes Clearer?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 13/01/2014 Do you remember the craze that swept the nation several years ago involving seemingly random patterns which if you squinted would result in a “magic eye” picture revealing itself? Well employment law in Northern Ireland is something similar, in that the picture should become clearer (with time, as ...
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TUPE: The Differences North and South

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 01/01/2014 TUPE differences between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland TUPE is a complex area for many HR practitioners and employers. This article considers the TUPE differences between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland . For businesses operating on both sides of the border, the subject ...
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Transfer Regulations (TUPE)
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Reducing the Risk of Absence: Work Related Stress

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 18/11/2013 The Chief Executive is aware that a lot of time and effort is being put into the Company’s bid to win a National Award for Excellence that will really put the Company on the map! He is keen to ensure that the employee’s work / life balance is addressed and wants to reduce the risk of employees goin...
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TUPE Developments in 2013

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 07/11/2013 The last few months of 2013 have seen some major developments in relation to Transfers of Undertakings. The reforms for TUPE in GB were published by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) in September and changes will take place in January 2014. The draft Regulations for GB were pu...
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Social Media: Considering Disciplinary Action

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 29/10/2013 An employee has recently approached a member of the HR Team with a screen shot from Facebook showing another employee’s profile page. The profile page indicates that the employee works for the Company and also shows him to be “following” the Company on twitter. The employee’s profile picture shows ...
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Review of Employment Law 2013: A Year in Waiting

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 24/10/2013 We're almost at the end of 2013 and it's time for our annual round up email of employment law changes in Northern Ireland. In summary, things are coming to a head and look set to really change next year.Ever since November 2011 HR and employment law practitioners in Northern Ireland have been await...