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Paternity Leave In Ireland And What It Means For Employers

on Thursday, 01 September 2016.

Paternity Leave In Ireland And What It Means For Employers

Paternity leave in Ireland is no longer a courtesy extended at the discretion of employers following the enactment of new laws today.


Starting from today employers in Ireland can expect applications from fathers in both heterosexual or same-sex relationships for two weeks’ paternity leave following the introduction of The Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016.

EU internet ruling ‘no green light’ for employers

on Thursday, 28 January 2016. Posted in Legislation Updates

 EU internet ruling ‘no green light’ for employers

Employers should proceed with caution when monitoring staff internet messages despite a recent landmark EU ruling in favour of an employer who read the private correspondence of an employee.

The recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights - which upheld a Romanian court ruling against an engineer who challenged his employer after being dismissed for sending personal messages on Yahoo chat - has caused quite a stir. It also seems to have got employers and staff thinking about what their rights actually are and how far they stretch.

Jose Mourinho's seasonus horribilis management style to be avoided

on Wednesday, 16 December 2015. Posted in Performance Management

Jose Mourinho's seasonus horribilis management style to be avoided

It may make for riveting viewing but when it comes to managing poor staff performance employers should steer clear of the soap opera style of leadership employed by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

The fiery Portuguese’s most recent public lambasting of Chelsea’s under performing playing staff ticks all the wrong boxes when it comes to good performance management.

Retailer payout highlights importance of equality compliance

on Friday, 23 October 2015. Posted in Legislation Updates, Industry News

Retailer payout highlights importance of equality compliance

Dunnes Stores’ £40,000 settlement of an age discrimination dispute with a former employee highlights the importance of sound equality policies in the workplace, a HR Team employment law expert has said.


Dunnes Stores (Bangor) Ltd made the settlement with Gloria Dunbar who was working at the Annadale Embankment, Belfast branch when she was told to leave the company at the age of 63.


Since turning 60 she had been placed on a series of fixed-term, renewable contracts until her contract was terminated last year. She alleged the decision was taken due to her age.

Minimum wage increase in October

on Friday, 02 October 2015. Posted in Legislation Updates, Industry News

Minimum wage increase in October

Employers must take steps to ensure they meet new hourly minimum wage requirements, HR Team Managing Partner Breda Cullen has said.

The hourly minimum wage in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales has been increased by 20p to £6.70 as of Thursday, October 1.

Time Management Workshop

on Thursday, 01 October 2015. Posted in Events

Time Management Workshop

Time management is one of the most fundamental skills of an effective manager. This workshop brings time management to life through practical exercises, tools and techniques. Our workshop highlights just where time is lost, its impact on you as team leader and those you lead while also outlining how to effectively prioritise and manage your time so that you can improve productivity. You will also learn how to manage expectations and manage your stress levels.

ECJ working time ruling ‘a barrier’ to business growth

on Monday, 14 September 2015. Posted in Legislation Updates, Industry News

ECJ working time ruling ‘a barrier’ to business growth

A new EU ruling that travel time to and from first and last jobs of the day by workers with no fixed office should be regarded as work may have major implications for employers.

HR Team Managing Partner Breda Cullen explained that the European Court of Justice ruling means many firms - including those employing care workers, tradespeople and sales reps - may be in breach of EU working time regulations. The top European court has been accused of tormenting businesses with the latest in a long line of rulings which put the squeeze on employers.

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