HR/Employment Law Services

Why “How long does the consultation last?” is the wrong question

“How long is the consultation?” is a question I often hear being asked of whoever answers the phone in my office in Enfield. But it is a meaningless, irrelevant question. Let me explain why by reference to two stories. New York apartment block The first one is about a sparkling, new New York apartment being …

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Employers: Don’t Make the Mistake of Looking for ‘Bullet Proof’ Contracts or Waivers

Mick came in to see me last week. He had had enough. ‘Enough is enough’, he barked. Mick is a small employer. Old fashioned, grim, swarthy. He had enough of this employment law nonsense. He was looking for a way to ensure that his workers would stop giving him grief, and ‘cop themselves on’. Or, …

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Employment Law Articles for Employers and HR Professionals

Are you an employer? Do you work in human resources? I have written quite a lot of articles/blog posts on this site about employment law in Ireland. The questions I receive from employers and people charged with the HR function in an organisation are completely different from those I receive from employees. Much of the …

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How Employers Can Deal With the Problem Employee (and Avoid Costly Employment Law Claims)

  There’s a lad from outside Mullingar who has a peculiar way of making a living. I’ll tell you about that another time, though. Because last week he paid me a visit on different business: the common problem of the “problem employee”? How do you handle this familiar problem? Many employers come to me with …

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Why I Can’t Answer Your Questions or Give You Legal Advice for Free

Every day of the week, I receive emails, telephone calls, or letters from people with problems, issues, or questions. Most people understand that there will be a consultation fee for my advice/opinion. However, some people think I should be answering these questions and offering my opinion for free. However, I can’t. I simply cannot answer …

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