Can an Employer deduct professional fees paid on behalf of an employee?

In this month's decisions from the Workplace Relations Commission, a trainee accountant alleged that her employer had made an unlawful deduction from her salary in respect of examination fees when she resigned from her job. The employer in this case stated that the claimant's resignation was in breach of her [...]

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Pensions – Top 5 “Should Ask” Questions for Employers

An article in the Irish Times today highlights the worrying lack of knowledge around pensions in Ireland. It got us thinking about workplace relations and how little many employees and employers know. Many employees know very little around their rights and entitlements when it comes to pensions. Many sign up [...]

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Overtime and Payment of Wages

Many employees believe that if they have outstanding expenses that haven't been paid that they can bring a claim to the Workplace Relations Commission under the Payment of Wages Act 1991 (as amended). This is incorrect. The Payment of Wages Act 1991 specifcally states that expenses are not included in [...]

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Working Time – Is An Employee On Call Working?

A recent case this month from the Workplace Relations Commission dealt with this issue. In this case a firefighter argued he was on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and that this should be considered "working time" for the purposes of the Organisation of Working Time Act [...]

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Redundancy and Unfair Dismissal – Employers Don’t Make it Personal!!

Another recent case this month from the Workplace Relations Commission is a timely reminder to employers to ensure a redundancy is genuine and proper and fair procedure is followed. An employer should not use performance or other issues to make an employee redundant. The key to a redundancy is that [...]

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