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3. We are currently reviewing our Employee Handbook. Do we need to ask our employees to consent to any changes?

As a matter of contract law, unless specifically provided for, a contract cannot be amende ...

As a matter of contract law, unless specifically provided for, a contract ...

As a matter of contract law, unless sp ...

2. We have an employee who recently began wearing a headscarf to the office. We would prefer for the workplace to remain free of any religious or political attire. Can we ban the employee from wearing her headscarf to work?

As the Irish workforce becomes more diverse, these concerns are becoming increasingly comm ...

As the Irish workforce becomes more diverse, these concerns are becoming ...

As the Irish workforce becomes more di ...

1. Can a company enforce a policy that annual leave must be taken within the leave year and not allow any carry forward of holidays?

With some exceptions, it is possible to enforce a policy that provides that annual leave m ...

With some exceptions, it is possible to enforce a policy that provides th ...

With some exceptions, it is possible t ...

3. We have read a number of stories in the press recently regarding the “gig economy”. Is this a new term in employment law that we need to be concerned with?

The “gig economy” is a relatively new term which describes individuals who are describ ...

The “gig economy” is a relatively new term which describes individual ...

The “gig economy” is a relatively ...

2. A number of our former employees are continuing to contact customers through LinkedIn following the termination of their employment. Can we do anything to prevent this?

Social media contact ownership is an issue of increasing concern for many employers due to ...

Social media contact ownership is an issue of increasing concern for many ...

Social media contact ownership is an i ...

1. Our sales team wants to dismiss a new hire at the expiry of his probationary period. Are there any issues that we need to be aware of?

Generally speaking, employees can be dismissed with relatively little risk during the prob ...

Generally speaking, employees can be dismissed with relatively little ris ...

Generally speaking, employees can be d ...