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Key Employment Case Law Review 2016/17

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 09/02/2017 In this recorded webinar, Mark McAllister from the Labour Relations Agency and our own Scott Alexander examine the key employment cases from 2016/17. Discuss the employment cases from 2016 that have the greatest impact on Northern Ireland employers – and why Discuss the employment cases due in 20...
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Webinar Recordings NI
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Have You Missed Any of the Big Employment Law Changes of 2016?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 10/01/2017 In case you've missed a few employment law developments from 2016, we thought we'd summarise a few for you to think about. As almost 1,000 of our NI-based subscribers know, Legal-Island bring you all the major employment law and HR developments affecting Northern Ireland employers and their employe...
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3 Key Steps to Protect your Organisation from Equality & Discrimination Claims

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 16/11/2016 Have you ever sought legal advice on an equality/discrimination claim just in against your organisation and immediately started to worry? Worry that is, not about the claim itself, but the size of the frown you’ll see when you have to admit to your legal adviser that you really did do very little p...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Recent Employment Law Cases - Some Helpful Recommendations and Action Points

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 30/08/2016 The summer is a good time to take stock and look for trends. At Legal-Island, we've been analysing some recent cases from NI and beyond that cover disciplinary and dismissal issues. We've pulled together three of the most interesting and have set out below some helpful recommendations and action po...
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FAQs – Holiday Pay Calculation and Other Working Time Developments

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 03/05/2016 At an event to consider holiday pay and other working time developments that Legal-Island held on 13 April 2016, delegates submitted a number of challenging questions to our speakers Helen O'Brien and Ciara Fulton. We have collated these questions, along with the answers from Helen and Ciara, into ...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Travelling Time for Workers with No Fixed Place of Work Counts as "Working Time"

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 22/09/2015 The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that, for workers who do not have a fixed or habitual place of work, time spent travelling between their homes and the premises of their first and last customers of the day, constitutes working time for the purpose of the EU Working Time Di...
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Shared Parental Leave and Pay – 17 FAQs and Answers

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 30/03/2015 From April 2015 new parents in Northern Ireland will have access to a fully flexible system of parental leave. New mothers and their partners will be able to take up to 52 weeks of leave in total, to be shared between them either in alternating blocks or taken together. The purpose of this new syst...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Up-skilling Employees and Recouping Training Costs

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 24/03/2015 The HR Team is carrying out a contract review. Having been informed by Management that up-skilling employees is going to be one of the main areas of focus over the next couple of years, the HR team requires advice on recouping training costs. What are the considerations when drafting this type of c...
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Discrimination and Equality
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What is in Store for NI Employment Laws in 2015?

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 27/01/2015 With the Work and Families (Northern Ireland) Act 2015 receiving Royal Assent on 8th January 2015 perhaps the speedy tempo for employment law reform in Northern Ireland has been set for the next twelve months. As local employment law commentators have predicted, the twin speed approach to reform wi...
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How to Manage Sickness Absence - The Do's and Don'ts

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 01/12/2014 Every year 140 million working days are lost to sickness absence, the cost to employers in sick pay and associated costs is £9 billion a year. The State spends £13 billion annually on health related benefits according to the Independent Review of the Sickness Absence System in Great Britain by Dame...
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Unfair Dismissal Sickness and Absence Policies and Procedures