Human Resource Management

HRM professionals and line managers with people management responsibilities need to be familiar with the principles of employment law and the key obligations and constraints placed on them in managing the employment relationship. 

Employment Law Essentials

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This course has been modified for delivery as a five hour online workshop that will be delivered over two x two and a half hour sessions (10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 16:30).  It will be delivered remotely via MS Teams and facilitated by subject matter experts.

This online workshop will be offered on the following date:

  • 11 May 2021*

* Please note change of date from originallly advertised 4 May 2021

Commences

11 May 2021 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

Five Hour Online Course

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The fee for this online workshop is €375 per person.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

HRM professionals and line managers with people management responsibilities need to be familiar with the principles of employment law and the key obligations and constraints placed on them in managing the employment relationship. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this online Employment Law Essentials workshop participants will:

  • Have a practical understanding of employment law at the start, during and at the end of the employment relationship;
  • Be aware how employment law principles apply to HRM situations;
  • Be able to appreciate the rights and responsibilities employment law places on employees and employers / management;
  • Be able to identify potential exposure to litigation within their employments;
  • Understand how employment litigation may be avoided.
Course Content

During the Employment Law Essentials online workshop there will be a focus on:

  • The Employment Relationship and Employment Law in Context;
  • The Employment Contract - Employee vs Independent Contractor,  Express/implied Terms and Alterations to Terms & Conditions of Employment;
  • Protective Legislation - Overview of Core Terms on Main Statutes;
  • Discipline in the Workplace and Dignity at Work - Processes, Pitfalls, Case Law and the Implications for Discipline and Grievance Management;
  • Work Related Stress - The Legal Requirements and Case Law Developments;
  • Remedies and External Dispute Resolution Processes - Workplace Relations Commission, Labour Court and High Court.
Course Leader

This workshop will be delivered by Sharon Dillon-Lyons BL.  Sharon has extensive experience of advising and representing employers on all aspects of employment law. Sharon is also an Associate Specialist of the Institute of Public Administration's HRM Training & Consultancy Unit.

 

 

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