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2910, 2021

Budget 2022 Key Points For Employers

October 29, 2021|Categories: All, Legislation Updates|

Changes to the pandemic wage subsidy scheme are among some of the key takeaways for employers in the Government’s €4.7 billion spending plan for 2022. HR Team reviews how the Budget 2022 will affect employers in the coming year. Key Budget points employers need to be mindful of: Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) support will be extended until the end of April 2022. However, a structure of two rates (€151.50 and €203) will apply from December until the end of February, being reduced to €100 for March and April. The scheme will close to new [...]

2110, 2021

What Is The Grievance Procedure And How Employers Can Manage This Appropriately?

October 21, 2021|Categories: All|

A grievance procedure occurs when your employee has a concern or issue that has not been resolved informally. The employee may escalate this issue and make a formal grievance complaint. Businesses must have a written grievance procedure in place and share it with all employees. This must say how the process works and how long it takes. When an employee raises a formal grievance, their employer should follow a standard procedure. Grievances typically cover the following areas: Raising the issue informally has not been effective, or the matter dealt with cannot be dealt with informally. Pay and working conditions. Terms [...]

2110, 2021

How Employers Can Manage Returning To The Workplace

October 21, 2021|Categories: All|

Workers in Ireland are obliged to honour their contracts if their employer requires them to return to the office, says Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar. A ‘staggered and phased’ return to the workplace began on September 20, under the reopening roadmap launched by the government. In this article, leading HR and employment law consultant, Breda Cullen, offers her expert advice on the roadmap, and the impact that this will have on employers and workplaces in the coming months.   Ms Cullen says: “Many employers and employees will have been working at home since March 2020. The return to the workplace may pose [...]

409, 2021

What Is The Grievance Procedure And How Employers Can Manage This Appropriately

September 4, 2021|Categories: All, Uncategorised|

The grievance procedure occurs when your employee has a concern or issue that has not been resolved informally. The employee may escalate this issue and make a formal grievance complaint. Businesses must have a written grievance procedure in place and share it with all employees. This must say how the process works and how long it takes. When an employee raises a formal grievance, their employer should follow a standard procedure. Grievances typically cover the following areas: • Raising the issue informally has not been effective, or the matter dealt with cannot be dealt with informally. • Pay and working conditions. • Terms of employment and workplace [...]

409, 2021

Helping Employers Overcome The Key Challenges Of Reduced Working Hours

September 4, 2021|Categories: All, Uncategorised|

HR Team director, Breda Cullen, says HR Team’s consultants are making a number of recommendations on how to mitigate risk when seeking to reduce hours for employees as a result of Covid-19. Employers have a number of options available to deal with these challenges, as businesses face operational reductions. Lay-offs and short-time working Temporary lay-off is an option when an employer is temporarily unable to provide an employee with the work for which they were employed. Short-time working is also an option when operations have been reduced. Short-time working means an employee’s hours of work or pay are reduced to less than [...]

409, 2021

HR Team Surveys Workplace Stress From Working Remotely

September 4, 2021|Categories: All|

Remote working has become the norm for many businesses. HR Team surveyed a number of employers and employees to see how this affects their mental health and the impacts of working from home. Since the large-scale move to remote working in March 2020 - HR Team looked at some of the key factors for employers to consider in terms of managing their employees productivity, workplace stress and wellbeing while they are working from home. How Do Employees And Employers Feel About Working From Home? The research, commissioned by HR Team, found that all employees surveyed in Ireland want to continue with some form [...]

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