Diversity in the Workplace

What is diversity? Everyone is a unique person. Even though people have things in common with each other they are also different in all sorts of ways. Differences include visible and non-visibl...

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Due Diligence

What is the purpose of due diligence? The principal purpose of due diligence is to obtain as much information as possible about a company to enable a prospective non-executive director to decid...

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What is e-learning? E-learning (or ‘electronic’ learning) may be defined as ‘learning that is delivered, enabled or mediated using electronic technology for the explicit pur...

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Employee Benefits

What are employee benefits? Employee benefits are non-cash provisions within the pay and benefits package, although they have a financial value or cost for employers – for example, paid h...

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Employee Communication

This factsheet looks at internal rather than external communication (for example, with customers, investors or other stakeholders). It may be helpful to read it in conjunction with our factsheet o...

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Employee Contracts and Handbooks in Ireland

Background There is no legal requirement that an employment contract has to be in writing although see the section on the Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994-2001 below. The advantage o...

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Employment Regulation Orders (EROs)

Introduction The Industrial Relations Acts 1946 to 2012 make provision for various types of statutory orders and agreements which regulate rates of pay and other terms and conditions of employment ...

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Employee Relations

What is employee relations? The term 'employee relations' was conceived as a replacement for the term 'industrial relations' but it's precise meaning in today’s workpl...

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Employment Tribunals

What is an employment tribunal? Employment tribunals (called 'industrial tribunals' in Northern Ireland) deal with many claims that may be brought against employers by employees relatin...

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Equal Pay

What is meant by equal pay? Equal pay is an aspect of sex discrimination law and has been in force for over 40 years. It gives the right for men and women to be paid the same for the same, or e...

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