The HR Iceberg

HR professionals are often looked upon as the fire fighters, putting out fires, reacting to problems and identifying solutions as they arise.  They are often viewed as a policing function, with main responsibilities of hiring and firing in the organisation. And yes, while, on the surface, these are two large areas of the HR function, […]

New Code of Practice – Right to Request Flexible or Remote Working

Legislation:  The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 The WRC has recently published a code of practice for employers and employees on the right to request flexible or remote working.  This code of practice has been developed after public consultation, with trade unions and employer representative bodies, like Ibec, in 2023.  I want […]

Managing the Probation Period

The statement of terms and conditions of employment issued to the employee upon commencement of employment will specify the employee’s probation period and generally, it will be for a period of six months.  The probation period is a period within which the employer can assess the employee’s suitability for their role within the organisation.  It […]

Statement of Terms and Conditions of Employment

Many employers, especially those who are small or medium sized organisations, may experience confusion regarding what written terms and conditions must be provided to their employees in a timely way.  This is a key area of focus if the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) visit the employer’s premises to inspect employee records and employers maintenance of […]

2024 Employment Legislation Updates

  2024 is going to be a very busy year in terms of changes and updates to Irish employment legislation.  Let’s take a high-level look at how this is going to affect both the employer and employee. Increase to minimum wage Legislation:  National Minimum Wage Act 2000 The minimum rate of pay in Ireland increased […]