ERB Monitor 13/2012
This is the last ERB Monitor for this phase of the project. The Monitor has been produced by the Community Sector Employers’ Forum since 2008. As we informed subscribers recently by email, due to funding problems we have recently invited a number of nonprofit organisations to collaborate with us, in order to ensure that this service continues to operate in the future. We are currently reviewing our website and operational structures, with an aim to improving them and making them more accessible than ever. We will keep you updated on developments.
In this edition we look at some of the important HRM issues of the day which need to be considered by managers.
The first article looks at the changes made to the redundancy rebate announced in Budget 2012.
The second article looks at government proposals to streamline the functioning of the states Industrial Relations Machinery and the launch of a new employment information website.
The third article looks at the issue of retaining employees who may have acquired a disability. The National Disability Authority has produced a guideline on how this issue should be dealt with. The Equality Authority has also published a guideline on dealing with employees with mental health issues.
The fourth article looks at proposals from the Department of Social Protection to introduce new rules governing sick pay and at the furious reaction from employer bodies to these changes.
Finally, 2 cases from the employment appeals tribunal are examined. The first is a case where an employee has taken a case for unfair dismissal resulting from absenteeism while the second looks at a recent determination of unfair dismissal based on unfair selection for redundancy.
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