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The Workplace Investigation and the Law. Part 2

While avoiding unnecessary scrutiny by the High Court is a prudent consideration for any of us, this is not a defensive exercise only. We should seek to go beyond that thinking and move towards developing a best practise model that … Continue reading

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The Irish workplace..seen from the Irish Times

Interesting series of articles in Irish Times, which ran from January 11th on the future of the workplace. One of my main interests was the article on the impact of HR on unions; the headline on the article proclaiming that … Continue reading

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Wearing ‘Faith symbols’ at work. ECHR decision; has anything changed?

There has been a lot of attention given to the decision in the case of Eweida & Ors v The United Kingdom at the European Court of Human Rights. Incidentally, note that this is NOT the Court of Justice of … Continue reading

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The staff Xmas party…too much cheer could cost you dear

I know, I know, the party poopers are at it again. But just dusting down some seasonal advice might save you a lot of trouble, and cost! (This is an updated version of a post from last year, and I … Continue reading

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European Labour Law Network, The Hague Oct 11/12

Delighted, and honoured to have been invited to the 5th Annual Legal Seminar of the European Labour Law Network (ELLN) The theme of this year’s seminar is: “Labour Law in a Greying Labour Market – Challenges of Active Ageing”. The seminar will take place on Thursday … Continue reading

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Mediation Bill; CIArb submission to Oireachtas joint ctte on Justice

                           Chartered Institute of Arbitrators   (Irish Branch) What we are; an introduction. A worldwide, organisation founded in 1915. Head Office; London. Irish Office 27, Merchant’s Quay, Dublin … Continue reading

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Should fees be introduced for EAT hearings etc. The UK is planning to do so

Given that our own employment rights structures are undergoing serious review and surgery it is interesting to see that the UK government is planning to introduce fees for lodging and pursuing cases at the employment tribunals. (Note that the EAT … Continue reading

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Interested in qualifying as an accredited mediator?

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators offers training to those wishing to become accredited commercial mediators and offers the option of membership of the CIArb. CIArb is the largest dispute resolution body in the world and the Irish branch has some … Continue reading

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The Temporary Agency Work Directive, a bit of a ‘TAWD-ry mess!

1st December 2011 Text of Statement from Dept of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation You can access a copy of the Bill here The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton TD has this evening [Thursday 1st December 2011] written to … Continue reading

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How ‘Fair’ does ‘Fair procedure’ have to be?

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton is embarking on some much-needed reform of the employment rights bodies. A consultation period concluding on September 16th has been announced. (Details and more information can be accessed via the News Section … Continue reading

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