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short time layoff covid19Covid-19 Can I use lay off and short time to cope with Covid-19 ?

In the current fight against the corona virus Covid-19 many employers thoughts are turning to the use of short time and lay off. This short guide will help employers in Ireland understand the uses and benefits of the short time and lay off provisions in Irish employment law

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covid 19 comp Covid - 19,  The Corona Virus

Health & Safety at Work

As an employer in Ireland, what should I do to prepare against the Corona virus outbreak? What is my duty of care towards my employees? How do I deal with an employee who wants to self isolate? These are some of the questions we will deal with in this article on the impact of the Covid - 19 (Corona Virus) on employers and employees in Ireland. The situation regarding the corona virus Covid-19 is being updated on a daily, if not hourly basis. As an employer you need to take that into consideration and actively seek updated information on the coronavirus, and assess the risk to your business accordingly.

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MonitoringsocialmediacompSocial Media Monitoring of Employees

The Pitfalls and how to avoid them

You might be thinking,isn't all social media in the public domain, so what harm is there in looking at the social media postings of an employee? We look at the pitfalls that an employer who checks out the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media pictures, posts, opinions and status of their employees, potential or current, can encounter. We examine social media in the workplace.

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image of woman under question marks andwith banner stating raising a problem at workHow to raise a problem at work

Formal or informal

How do I raise a problem at work? Should I raise it informally or formally? If you find yourself having to deal with a problem at work what should you do next? Problems can vary in size and importance. Some can be minor irritations, like always being last in the queue for coffee. Others can take on a more obstructive role, like harassment. While more can register somewhere in the middle. Whatever the problem, the fact is, it needs to be sorted. We look at when an informal chat is useful, and how to prepare for it. We also consider problems which are best dealt with by way of a formal complaint using all of the procedures available in your workplace and in Irish employment law.

 

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