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Employment Law

Are you up to date with the recent changes in employment law that commenced on 1 October 2015?

There are now two general bodies:

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Initial complaints are made to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) who review the complaint and ascertain if the matter can be resolved by mediation; and

Appeals against decisions of the WRC can be made to the Labour Court.

The time periods to make a complaint under the various pieces of legislation have been streamlined.

  • Are you an Employer?
  • Are  you an Employee?

There is a single form to be completed that can cover a multiple of complaints when making a complaint against your employer to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

A very useful resource is the website of the WRC

Have you updated your annual leave policies to ensure that you are correctly allocating annual leave entitlements for employees on certified long term sick leave?  Read more on the annual leave entitlements of employees out sick.

The minimum wage increased to €9.15 on 1 January 2016.

If you would like us to assist you with your employment law needs please contact us for a quote.

Employment Law issues and services that we can help you with

We provide advice on all aspects of employment law and managing people including:

  • Drafting and negotiating employment contracts and consultant contracts and agreements
  • Preparing and updating employee handbooks and workplace policies and procedures
  • Employment equality and discrimination matters
  • Assistance with grievance and disciplinary matters in the workplace
  • Advising on bullying, harassment and stress related claims
  • Advising on redundancies
  • Advising on collective redundancies
  • Advising on workplace cost cutting measures and alternatives to redundancy
  • Preparing and negotiating compromise and settlement agreements
  • Representation in the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court,  (for existing cases the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the Equality Tribunal) and the courts
  • Assisting with employment law issues arising out of changes in the workplace
  • Transfer of Undertaking Regulations assistance when acquiring or selling  a business
  • Advising on health, safety and welfare at work issues

We generally act for employers in employment law matters.


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