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Paris-to-Nice Cycle 2014

Philip Carney The HR Company

Last update: 30/09/2014 @ 10:11 The Final Update – Mission Accomplished So after 6 roller coaster days, I am pleased to say that we finally made it to Nice safe and well. I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone for their support over the last few months. Between us we’ve raised over €11k for Special ... Read More »

Don’t forget about e-Day

The HR Company e-Day End of Cheques by REvenue

What is e-Day e-Day is the date from which central Government, local authorities and State agencies stop issuing and accepting cheques from businesses. e-Day is today, 19th September 2014. The particular focus of e-Day is to encourage SMEs to migrate from cheque usage. Cheques are an expensive means of payment for businesses because of bank charges, stamp duty, postage, time ... Read More »

Receptionist placed on reduced hours after Maternity Leave awarded €63K

Reduced Hours Maternit Leave

€63,000 has been awarded to a receptionist by The Equality Tribunal after it found she was discriminated against on the grounds of gender and race, and subsequently victimised. Sylwia Wach, a Polish receptionist began working at the Waterford Travelodge in 2007 where she was initially employed as an accommodation assistant before becoming a receptionist one year later.  Ms Wach went ... Read More »

Ireland’s Whistleblowing Act

Pictured:  Former CIA agent Edward Snowden who is wanted by US authorities for revealing details of classified government surveillance programs.

The Protected Disclosures Act, 2014 is now in effect. The Protected Disclosure Bill 2013, commonly known as the ‘Whistleblowers Bill’ was published on July 3rd 2013 by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, T.D. The Bill was drafted to establish a comprehensive legislative framework protecting whistle-blowers in all industries in Ireland. The Bill recently passed through the ... Read More »

Recent Labour Court Cases