Employers Are Not Judges

How sure must you be that you have your facts right before dismissing an employee for misbehaviour? You usually can’t be 100% certain that they did what you have alleged. If you didn’t see it with your own eyes, you will need to rely on what others say they saw or heard to reach a […]

Make Sure Your Trial Period Has A Start Date

Here’s yet another way a trial period can go wrong. In a recent case before the Employment Relations Authority, an employer had done seemingly everything required to comply with the 90-day trial period law: they included a trial period clause in the agreements; they ensured that the agreements were fairly bargained for; and they made […]