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Wed Sept. 8th 2021

Due to the number of calls we are receiving from clients wanting to be ready for moving out of Level 4 lockdown, we have prepared the following practical information that may assist you:Return to workplace checklistCovid-19 Questionnaire for completion by staff before returning to work at L3Pre-employment application form including ...

Agreement From Employees to Apply for the Subsidy | Practical Advice

Mon Aug. 23rd 2021

Before applying for the subsidy employers must take all practicable steps to obtain consent from their staff to share personal information.

Lockdown | Practical Advice | HR Requirements and Subsidies

Fri Aug. 20th 2021

I thought I would share some lessons from the last lockdown, and what the Employment Court rulings have since indicated we should do during this one.

Bereavement leave can now be used in the event of a miscarriage or stillbirth

Tue June 1st 2021

As from 1 April 2021 an employee can take up to three days’ paid bereavement leave if they or their partner experiences a miscarriage or stillbirth

Updating employment agreements

Tue June 1st 2021

With the recent changes in employment law, now is a good time to have your employment agreements reviewed and updated. Please call if you would like us to assist with this.

Increase in Sick Leave from 24 July 2021

Tue June 1st 2021

From Saturday 24 July 2021 sick leave will increase from 5 days to 10 days per year

Travel Policy – Personal and Business

Tue June 1st 2021

Does your business have a travel policy in place?

Concern Over Ability To Pay Staff – Practical Advice

Wed March 3rd 2021

We have been fielding calls from clients who are becoming concerned over their ability to pay wages, despite Government subsidies.

Xmas Closedown and Payment During Closedown

Mon Nov. 23rd 2020

Are you aware of recent Employment Court ruling about how you pay people during your closedown period?

Regional Business Partnership Network

Thu Aug. 27th 2020

As we’re now an approved registered service provider you may be able to access funding for us to work together on any HR matter you may have.

I have known Thelma French for around 20 years, mainly as a business colleague working in the media industry. Thelma has worked in a number of organisations in the time I have known her and is someone who has truly evolved and developed as she has risen to meet the challenges. Thelma is someone who is very highly principled and who has at the core of her character an unwavering commitment to integrity and equity. She is unique in that she balances those elements of her character with innate warmth and an enormous sense of fun. She is someone who can be relied upon in any situation and provides strength and support to those around her.
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