Subject Access Requests Under GDPR – Are You Ready?

By Leman Solicitors

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018 and organisations who collect and process personal data have had 2 years to become compliant with GDPR. Once of the areas that will change under GDPR is…

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GDPR – Checked!

By Leman Solicitors

GDPR is everywhere at the moment. We all know that something needs to be done before 25 May 2018 to ensure our organisations are GDPR compliant. For those who have managed to avoid it, GDPR is the EU’s General Data…

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Dress Code Checklist

By Leman Solicitors

Dress codes are becoming a more common and controversial topic of conversation in the workplace. Last year PwC in the UK found itself in the headlines in relation to a temp agency sending their employee home because she was not…

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Performance Management Checklist

By Leman Solicitors

Linda Hynes, Head of the Employment Team at Leman Solicitors writes a quarterly feature for Legal-Island email subscribers providing handy precedents and checklists for subscribers to download and use. Performance management can be a divisive topic. When used correctly, it…

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Employees Leaving The Workplace

By Leman Solicitors

When an employee leaves there are so many things to arrange and consider. This is particularly the case if an employee unexpectedly hands in their notice. Notice periods move fast and all of sudden you realise they are finishing today…

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Organising a Workplace Charity Event

By Leman Solicitors

With Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Wellness being on the agendas for business more and more organisations are encouraging their staff to participate in sporting charity events. It often falls to the HR or Employee Wellness teams to organise these…

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Probation Checklist – Legal Island Template

By Leman Solicitors

Linda Hynes, employment law solicitor with Leman Solicitors has agreed to write a monthly feature for Legal-Island email subscribers providing handy precedents and checklists for subscribers to download and use. This month’s topic focuses on the probation period. The use…

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Just Sport Ireland – Arbitration – Top Tips

By Larry Fenelon

Just Sport Ireland is a sports specific arbitral body that appoints sport savvy arbitrators and mediators to resolve disputes. Over 60 National Governing Bodies in Ireland have included a JSI arbitration clause in their rules. That means that where a…

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Checklist Background Checks and Garda Vetting

By Leman Solicitors

Between data protection, spent convictions and mandatory vetting, background checks in recruitment and selection are becoming a confusing area. Linda Hynes, Head of the Employment Team has prepared a handy checklist for employers and recruitment teams to download to help…

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Work Permits Checklist

By Leman Solicitors

The recent High Court judgment of Hussein v The Labour Court & Younis on the Employment Permits Act 2003 to 2006 has brought the issue of work permits back into the spotlight. This case was an appeal by the employer…

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Investigation Guidelines – Download Our Checklist

By Leman Solicitors

With the recent large award in Smith v RSA and the rise in employment injunctions it is clear that employers need to pay close attention to their investigation procedures whether it is a grievance, bullying or disciplinary matter. A higher…

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Ten Tips on Irish Planning Law

By John Hogan

The Irish planning system has only been in place since 1963. The single most important piece of legislation is the Planning and Development Act, 2000 and most current developments will be regulated under that Act or subsequent minor legislation. The…

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Inspections – Are You Ready?

By Leman Solicitors

Inspections in the workplace can take the form of health and safety inspections, regulatory inspections or employment compliance inspections.  While NERA now forms part of the Workplace Relations forum, its inspectorate function will continue under the new legislation. The most…

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Fair Procedures at Disciplinary Hearings

By Leman Solicitors

Linda Hynes, employment lawyer with Leman Solicitors writes a monthly feature for Legal-Island email subscribers providing handy precedents and checklists for subscribers to download and use. This month’s topic focuses on fair procedures at disciplinary meetings and Linda has prepared…

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Interns & Volunteers in the Workplace

By Leman Solicitors

Linda Hynes, employment law associate with Leman Solicitors writes a monthly feature for Legal-Island email subscribers providing handy precedents and checklists for subscribers to download and use. This month’s topic focuses on the use of interns and volunteers in the…

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Redundancy Notification Letter

By Leman Solicitors

Linda Hynes, employment law solicitor with Leman Solicitors writes a monthly feature for Legal-Island email subscribers providing handy precedents and checklists for subscribers to download and use. Following on from last months’ Redundancy Procedures Checklist, Linda has prepared a template…

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Redundancy Checklist

By Leman Solicitors

Linda Hynes, employment law solicitor with Leman Solicitors, has agreed to write a monthly feature for Legal-Island email subscribers providing handy precedents and checklists for subscribers to download and use. Today’s topic is ensuring fair procedures are used when carrying…

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Maternity Leave and Returning to Work

By Leman Solicitors

Linda Hynes, employment law solicitor with Leman Solicitors has agreed to write a monthly feature for Legal-Island email subscribers providing handy precedents and checklists for subscribers to download and use. This month’s topic focuses on maternity leave. There have been…

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Temporary Employees Checklist

By Leman Solicitors

Linda Hynes, employment law solicitor with Leman Solicitors has agreed to write a monthly feature for Legal-Island email subscribers providing handy precedents and checklists for subscribers to download and use. This month’s topic focuses on temporary employees. The use of…

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Probation Checklist

By Leman Solicitors

Linda Hynes, employment law solicitor with Leman Solicitors has agreed to write a monthly feature for Legal-Island email subscribers providing handy precedents and checklists for subscribers to download and use. This month’s topic focuses on the probation period. The use…

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Social Media

By Leman Solicitors

Linda Hynes, employment lawyer with Leman Solicitors writes a monthly feature for Legal-Island email subscribers providing handy precedents and checklists for subscribers to download and use. This month’s topic focuses on social media and how it affects the workplace. Recent…

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