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YOUR BUSINESS STARTUP

March 30, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law,Legal News   |   Comments Off on YOUR BUSINESS STARTUP

Some of the most fundamental mistakes in Business are made during the Start-up Phase.  A little forethought and planning can see many of those mistakes avoided.   There are few things as exciting as a new business startup for the Participants and that enthusiasm is extremely important and infectious.  However, as with anything you build, the […]

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YOUR BUSINESS STARTUP

October 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Bidding at Auction,Employment Law,Legal News   |   Comments Off on YOUR BUSINESS STARTUP

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. There are few things as exciting as a new business startup for the Participants and that enthusiasm is extremely important and infectious.  However, as with anything you build, the […]

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IT’S BEYOND ME RON ! YOU NEED O SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS

June 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Employment Law,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on IT’S BEYOND ME RON ! YOU NEED O SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS

  Dedicated Personal Injuries Service. CONTACT: O’ SHEA RUSSELL SOLICITORS www.oshearussell.ie nicholas@oshearussell.ie                                                TEL : 059 9724106/9724642

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BEING SAFE IN THE WORKPLACE

April 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Employment Law,Legal News   |   Comments Off on BEING SAFE IN THE WORKPLACE

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices.  Health and Safety Legislation places obligations on both Employers and Employees in relation to workplace safety.   Regrettably, shortcomings around vigilance sees numerous injuries still occur where they might well […]

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CHECKLISTS MAKE LEGAL TRANSACTIONS EASIER

March 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,buying a house,Employment Law,Legal News,Medical Negligence   |   Comments Off on CHECKLISTS MAKE LEGAL TRANSACTIONS EASIER

At O’Shea Russell Solicitors we are delighted to have added the following FREE CHECKLISTS as simple Downloads on our Homepage (www.oshearussell.ie):- House Buying Checklist Checklist if thinking of Selling your House Instructions for my Will Glovebox Companion: Capture relevant information in the event of an Accident. Dos and Don’ts if you have a Workplace Accident. […]

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WHEN GRAFFITI COST AN EMPLOYER €12,500!

March 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Accident Claims,Compensation Claims,Employment Law,Legal News   |   Comments Off on WHEN GRAFFITI COST AN EMPLOYER €12,500!

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. Defamation is the word that covers the utterance or writing of an untrue derogatory Statement that will lead to those hearing or reading having a diminished opinion of the […]

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JOB GOES UP IN SMOKE

August 08, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on JOB GOES UP IN SMOKE

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. A case came before the UK equivalent of the Employment Appeals Tribunal in recent months which is interesting in two respects. Firstly, it reminds employees that they should be […]

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COMMUNICATE WITH RESPECT

July 06, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on COMMUNICATE WITH RESPECT

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. In the case of Schonfeld –v- Westwood Club Clontarf Ltd, which came before the Employment Appeals Tribunal this year, an award of €12,500 was made to the Claimant in […]

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DISMISSAL FOR INCAPACITY TO WORK DUE TO ILLNESS

July 06, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on DISMISSAL FOR INCAPACITY TO WORK DUE TO ILLNESS

If this blog touches on any issue of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us at nicholas@oshearussell.ie for some preliminary guidance and advices. The case of Eamonn Blair –v- Coverall Courier Services Limited which came before the Tribunal recently saw a dismissed employee awarded €15,000 by way of compensation. The Employment Appeals […]

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FIGHTING YOUR CORNER UNDER THE NEW WORKPLACE REGULATIONS ACT

June 04, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on FIGHTING YOUR CORNER UNDER THE NEW WORKPLACE REGULATIONS ACT

Significant Reform has been introduced by the passing into Law of the WORKPLACE RELATIONS ACT; not all positive Reform some would say!  This Legislation will have a major impact in the workplace not lease where conflict arises At   the Employment Law “arm” of O’Shea Russell Solicitors we have been gearing up for the introduction […]

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SAUCY E-MAILS LAND EMPLOYEE IN TROUBLE!

May 16, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on SAUCY E-MAILS LAND EMPLOYEE IN TROUBLE!

                                                                    The Recent case of Governor and Company of Bank of Ireland and Reilly where Judgement was handed down last April by […]

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DO NOT LET THE SUN SET ON YOUR RIGHT TO INITIATE AN UNFAIR DISMISSAL CLAIM!  

May 16, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on DO NOT LET THE SUN SET ON YOUR RIGHT TO INITIATE AN UNFAIR DISMISSAL CLAIM!  

                                                                      (The Clock is ticking!)  Both potential Claimants and their Advisors need to be very clear on the possibility that passage […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER INVESTIGATION IN THE WORKPLACE

May 10, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER INVESTIGATION IN THE WORKPLACE

    The importance of proper investigation of workplace incidences in the context of Employer and Employee relations cannot be overstated.   Numerous cases have been struck down in Tribunals and before the Courts where an Employer has failed to have due regard to an Employee’s entitlement to full investigation of a complaint. The position was […]

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CAN YOU FACEBOOK YOURSELF OUT OF A JOB?

May 10, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on CAN YOU FACEBOOK YOURSELF OUT OF A JOB?

  The explosion in Social Media has taken all by surprise not least employers and, indeed, employees.  To date the Law has not actually kept up with the developments and there is a level of uncertainty surrounding the status of Social Media postings made by employees while at the work or on their own time. […]

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INHALATION OF DUST IN WORKPLACE

May 10, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on INHALATION OF DUST IN WORKPLACE

 The very interesting case of John Lawlor –v- Carroll System Buildings (1917) Limited came before the High Court 2014 with Judgement handed down late in the year. The case is interesting in two respects:- Firstly the case explored the entitlement or otherwise of Mr. Lawlor to damages for Asthma which he sought to associate with […]

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USE OF MOBILE PHONE LEADS TO DISMISSAL

April 22, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on USE OF MOBILE PHONE LEADS TO DISMISSAL

                                                 A case which came before the Employment Appeals Tribunal into 2014 is particularly interesting in that it deals with the dismissal of an employee for the use of his mobile phone […]

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DISMISSAL OF THE SICK EMPLOYEE

March 31, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on DISMISSAL OF THE SICK EMPLOYEE

One of the worst experiences for an Employee has to be the termination of his/her employment due to extended illness resulting in an inability to attend at and function in the workplace.   This can be an equally difficult issue for an Employer where personal sympathy may come into direct conflict with business concerns and […]

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CAN A REDUNDANCY AMOUNT TO AN UNFAIR DISMISSAL?

March 09, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on CAN A REDUNDANCY AMOUNT TO AN UNFAIR DISMISSAL?

The Legislation in this area provides that the termination of an individual’s employment by virtue of Redundancy will not amount to an Unfair Dismissal. To clarify. Where an individual loses his/her job as a result of a legitimate Redundancy in circumstances where he/she was fairly selected, this will not amount to an Unfair Dismissal. There […]

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Constructive Dismissal

February 02, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on Constructive Dismissal

Constructive Dismissal arises where an Employee terminates his or her own employment. Where a claim of Unfair Dismissal is brought by such an Employee the standard defence will be that the Claimant terminated his/her own Contract of Employment and that the Employer has no responsibility. In normal Unfair Dismissal Cases where an individual is terminated […]

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Dismissed… The Clock Is Ticking!

February 01, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Employment Law   |   Comments Off on Dismissed… The Clock Is Ticking!

For anyone who considers that they have been unfairly dismissed it is imperative to appreciate that there are very strict time limits for the bringing of an Unfair Dismissals claim. Section 7 of the Unfair Dismissals Act 1993 provides that Claims may only be brought within 6 months of the date of dismissal. On the […]

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