Employment Law Procedures and Policies

Remote working-the essentials of the right to request remote working

The Remote Working Bill was published in January 2022. This arises from the publication in   January 2021 of National Remote Work Strategy. The law, when it is enacted, proposes to do a few things: Oblige the employer to have a remote work policy Permit employees to request to work remotely To have a consultation once …

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The Employer’s Record Log from WRC-an extremely useful, free tool

Are you an employer? Do you find employment law confusing? Who could blame you for there is a plethora of acts, statutory instruments, regulations, common law obligations, health and safety responsibilities with which you have to deal. The Workplace Relations Commission published a handy “Employer’s Record Log” in January 2020 which I have just come …

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Don’t make the mistake of falling in love with your grievance

I meet a large number of employees on a daily and weekly basis. The vast majority of them have something bothering them in connection with their job or workplace.  A small number are simply seeking clarification about an aspect of employment law or their contract of employment or something related. But most of them have …

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Hidden Cameras in the Workplace-European Court of Human Rights Approves in Certain Circumstances

Are you concerned about the use of cameras in the workplace? Hidden cameras? If you are a recent European Court of Human Rights decision will disappoint and dismay you. The case López Ribalda and others v Spain was an appeal from decision of the lower Chamber that the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights …

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Supreme Court Decides No Right to Legal Representation in Employment Disciplinary Hearing

The Supreme Court has confirmed the Court of Appeal decision regarding the absence of a right of an employee to legal representation in a workplace disciplinary investigation and hearing. This case involves an Iarnród Eireann employee, Barry McKelvey, who faces a disciplinary hearing over allegations of misappropriation of property in the workplace. At the proposed …

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