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Beat the Recession with Public Sector Contracts: Part 1

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 08/11/2010 The public sector spends large sums of money each year and they are always looking for new suppliers. Thoughts of supplying to this market are often halted by the statement, ‘It’s too difficult and I might not win the contract’. However, considering the expanse of the public sector, there may be an...
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Insolvency and Termination of Contracts of Employment

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 29/09/2010 This article sets out the law in relation to the various forms of insolvency and the impact they might have on employment status.IntroductionIn an insolvency situation, much confusion surrounds the continuing employment of the Company’s employees. Whether their jobs will be affected by the Company’...
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New Draft LRA Code on Discipline and Grievance Matters

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 06/09/2010 Introduction The Labour Relations Agency on its website has just published, for consultation, a Draft Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. Public consultation on the draft Code of Practice will end on Friday 26th November 2010. We do not at this time expect a new Code to be in...
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Cutting Back on Perks and Benefits

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 17/08/2010 We have asked the Corporate Legal Services department of PwC to set out advice in relation to 'perks' at work and their possible removal in order to save costs.Although not legally defined, employee perks are generally recognised to be the little extras that make going to work more enjoyable, such ...
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Consultation Time

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 20/07/2010 The hopefully quieter summer period can be a great time to plan and catch up on the things you meant to do but couldn't get around to when things were in full swing. You might want to use this period to influence employment changes that will affect you and others.The Labour Relations Agency has rev...
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Maternity Leave and Allowances

Posted in: Supplementary Articles NI on 29/06/2010 Corporate Legal Services department of PwC to sets out rules on payment during maternity leave.HR professionals and legal practitioners are generally well versed in the requirements surrounding maternity rights and maternity leave requests. They will also understand the difference between ordinary ...
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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...