Employment law is a very complex and fast growing area of law and we can provide both practical and up to date advice to our clients. We understand the need to provide advice swiftly as many issues within the workplace require instant resolution. We advise both Employers and Employees in the following areas:
• Workplace policies
• Disciplinary procedures
• Grievance procedures
• Contracts of Employment
• Employee Handbooks
• Health and Safety Issues at Work
• Stress, Bullying and Harassment Procedures
• Confidential Information and Data Protection
• Restrictive Covenants
• Part Time Employees
• Contract Workers
• Discrimination in the workplace
• Payment of Wages
• Organisation of Working Time
• Unfair Dismissal
• Constructive Dismissal
• Wrongful Dismissal
• Redundancy Process and Procedures
We can assist employers to ensure that they are fully compliant with all Employment Law Legislation and we can also guide employers through any disputes or claims.
If you are an employee seeking advice in any of the above areas we can also be of assistance to you and have acted for many employees in cases against their employers.
Employees may utilise the services available with:
The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is an independent, statutory body which was established on 1st October 2015 under the Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16 of 2015).
It assumes the roles and functions previously carried out by the National Employment Rights Authority (NERA), Equality Tribunal (ET), Labour Relations Commission (LRC), Rights Commissioners Service (RCS), and the first-instance (Complaints and Referrals) functions of the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT).
The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has responsibility for
- promoting the improvement of workplace relations, and maintenance of good workplace relations,
- promoting and encouraging compliance with relevant enactments,
- providing guidance in relation to compliance with codes of practice approved under Section 20 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015,
- conducting reviews of, and monitor developments as respects, workplace relations,
- conducting or commissioning research into matters pertaining to workplace relations,
- providing advice, information and the findings of research conducted by the Commission to joint labour committees and joint industrial councils,
- advising and apprising the Minister in relation to the application of, and compliance with, relevant enactments, and
- providing information to members of the public in relation to employment
The Commission’s core services include the inspection of employment rights compliance, the provision of information, the processing of employment agency and protection of young persons (employment) licences and the provision of mediation, conciliation, facilitation and advisory services.