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Absenteeism Around St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is imminently approaching and while the festivities are eagerly anticipated by many, the day after can often present a headache for employers. This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Monday which for many employers will continue to be a normal working day so it is important […]

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Employment Law, Health and Safety Workshop

Protect your business from costly litigation. This fast paced workshop, specifically designed for Business Owners, Directors and business decision makers, is full of useful information, tips and advice on how to assist you in understanding your obligations as an employer. What you will learn…. How to ensure Health & Safety and […]

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Employment Law and Health & Safety – [Event]

Ireland’s ever changing economic climate means that many businesses are facing tough, new challenges. That often means spending more and more time concentrating on core activities, and less on things like compliance. The danger, however, is if you don’t keep up to date with current legislation then your business could […]

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Smokers Cost Employers

As reported by Radio Station Newstalk, staff who smoke cost companies thousands of euro more to employ. That is according to new research featured in the British Medical Journal. It shows that an average employee who smokes costs around €4,600 more a year than a non-smoker due to time off, […]

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health in the workplace is becoming more and more of a hot topic in Irish HR and employment law discussions. Through medical research it has been identified that the issue of mental health is becoming an ever-increasing problem amongst Irish employees and that, unfortunately, there appears to be little […]

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Cake Resignation Letter

In one of the most original methods of resigning an employee is the UK has tendered his resignation by spelling it out on a cake; Yup, a Cake Resignation Letter. As reported by RTE Chris Holmes, 31, from Cambridgeshire told bosses he wanted to focus on his cake business full-time […]

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Newstalk’s Off the Ball Resignation

Newstalk’s Off the Ball Resignation: The shock departure of the award-winning ‘Off the Ball’ team from Newstalk’s 7.00pm to 10.00pm slot has left many wondering what happened or how did it come to this, however there are some key points to be aware of when looking at the situation, and seeing where […]

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Redundancy: The Do’s and Don’ts

Unfortunately in December and January there tends to be a surge in the number of redundancies being carried out, due to poor trading conditions or in an effort to balance a budget in the lead up to a new year. With the decline of the Celtic Tiger and the prolonged […]

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