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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...
This article is listed under the following topics:
Unfair Dismissal Sickness and Absence Policies and Procedures
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Focus on Whistleblowing

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 21/10/2014 Introduction We often get questions to Legal-Island about Protected Disclosure also known as whistleblowing dismissals in the workplace. The cost of a whistleblowing case to an employer in terms of cost and publicity can be huge. The impact on employees is also massive. The Republic of Ireland intr...
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Review of Employment Legislation Changes in Northern Ireland

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 30/09/2014 IntroductionWith regard to the Work and Families Bill we know that the major areas of reform relate to the concept of shared parental leave and the extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees. It would appear, at this juncture at least, that Northern Ireland is on a parity p...
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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