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What is Employment Law?

Over the past few years in Ireland, Employment Law has become increasingly complex and important to Irish Business's and to Irish Employees.   But what is Employment Law? Employment Law is a board area of Law that deals with the complex area of the relationship between Employers and Employees. This then means that if an Irish business has even 1 employee then they will have to be compliant with Irish Employment Law. Irish Employment Law is made of both Irish Legislation and EU directives. The aim of these Laws is to protect both the business and employee's. Irish Employment Law covers the following: Employee discrimination Labor relations Statutory Leave Employee benefits (such as medical insurance and bonus's) Social Welfare Unfair Dismissal Health and Safety in the Work Place Minimum wage Disciplinary Procedures For most business owners, it's just not possible to comfortably know enough about employment law. Instead, a smart business owner will recongise that employment is a vast subject and hire in a specialist or an Employment Law Consultancy Business such as Athrú Solutions.   For the benefits of hiring an Employment Law Consultancy to deal with all Employment Law Issues please see our blog by clicking here...
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Paternity Leave For Ireland

Welcome news for fathers as Ireland have finally introduced Paternity Leave , this is under the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016. Below is a quick run down of this Act.   Active from the 1st September 2016; Allows for two weeks leave for new Fathers; Must be taken within the first 26 weeks of the childs birth; If Paternity leave is not taken within the first 26 weeks after birth, the Father loses the leave inrespect of that child; 4 weeks written notice must be given to the employer by the employee of his intention to take paternity leave; Written notice must state a return date; This is unpaid leave and any entitlements that an employee may be entitled too must be claimed from the social welfare. For more information on Paternity Leave or other Leave entitlements that your employees may have, contact Athru Solutions...
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Irish Minimum Wage Increase

As and from 1st January 2016 the Irish Minimum Wage will be €9.15 per hour. Introduced in the 2016 Budget, the Irish Minimum Wage was increased by 50 cent, leading it to increase from €8.65 per hour to €9.15 per hour, this was on the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission. This leads a minimum wage employee working 39 hours a week to be better off by €708 per year.  The Low Pay Commission is to look at increasing the minimum wage again in the 2017 Budget. But what does this mean for your Company? With an increase in minimum wage, this could possibly create a knock on effect for pay by the hour workers (such as supervisors etc..) requesting a pay rise, due to the fact they may only be 50 cent to 1 euro higher paid per hour than a minimum wage worker. This pay rise from €8.65 to €9.15 is just under a 6% pay increase, meaning that if you are to keep an equal and fair work environment you would have to pay increase your supervisor etc.. staff by a little under 6%. With rents, insurance, energy and legal costs all increasing while the slack consumer demand has dictated that pricing and margins have reduced. This means that small businesses operating on increasingly tight margins cannot afford any more cost increases.  This will mean that that it could be a difficult adjustment for your company especially for labour-intensive sectors. How can Athrú Solutions Help At Athrú Solutions we can work out a plan that will ease through this difficult adjustment, this could include decreasing employees working hours, and delaying projects that through this adjustment will just not be financially advisable for your company.   If you wish to contact us please do so on 01 8900326 or email us on...
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Key Elements of new ERO’s

What are ERO's EROs are Employment Regulation Orders, in addition to agreements such as the national minimum wage, some employees are covered by other agreements regarding their employment. These agreements deal with the pay and working conditions of the employees concerned and may be included in an employee
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Test

By default Magento displays the Related products block on the product description page sidebar, and you want to move related products from default sidebar location into main product page for moving related products from the default sidebar position to the main product page follow the steps below: Step 1. Open catalog.xml file for this navigate to the app/design/frontend/default/your_custom_theme/layout/ or you can find this file app/design/frontend/base/default/layout/ open it in the editor of your choice. Step 2. In catalog.xml search for the catalog_product_view section - See more at:...
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