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Employment Law Breakfast Seminar in Cork

Employment Law Breakfast Seminar in CorkCollins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Cork recently hosted an Employment Law Breakfast Seminar with Purdy FitzGerald Solicitors in the Maryborough House Hotel. An expert in Employment Law and key speaker at the event, Einde O’Donnell provided an overview of Case Law and other developments in Employment Law over the last year, with a particular emphasis on the Workplace Relations Bill.  Einde highlighted changes to, the RBA scheme, data protection, employment permits and collective bargaining among others.  He also provided a review of cases of note in the past year and the implications for future cases, including injunctions, unfair dismissals and personal injuries. Einde guided attendees on how to apply these developments in a practical manner in the workplace.  The seminar was well attended by local HR representatives and business owners from the Cork area. Seamus Tobin, Regional Manager with Collins McNicholas, believes such information is extremely valuable: “It is vital for employers to be fully aware of changes in employment law and Einde O’Donnell gave an informative and topical presentation which was very well received by the audience.” Celebrating 25 years in business this year Collins McNicholas has an extensive nationwide presence with offices based in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Athlone and Sligo – Collins McNicholas are experts in providing recruitment assistance in a range of sectors including executive recruitment, technical engineering, supply chain, information technology, human resources and all commercial recruitment such as accountancy & finance, customer service/multilingual & sales and marketing. Collins McNicholas was delighted to be awarded one of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards 2014 and the company was also awarded a special commendation under the award criteria ‘Capability’. Collins McNicholas also provide a suite of psychometric assessments which is managed on-site by Caroline Ward (HR Services Consultant / Occupational Psychology) who heads up the HR Services Division having previously worked with SHL providing advice and support to companies.  Caroline works closely with the client in order to design bespoke assessments/tests often utilising their own products which will enhance their recruitment process or performance appraisal process overall – such tests could include ability testing, dexterity testing, personality profiling or conducting role plays. For further information on services provided by Purdy Fitzgerald please call 091 565765 for a confidential discussion or log onto www.purdyfitzgerald.com. For recruitment advice or more information on other services provided by Collins McNicholas you can log onto www.collinsmcnicholas.ie or call...

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Breakfast at The Harlequin

Bright and early on Thursday morning last, 22nd of May, I attended the Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group Employment Law Seminar in conjunction with Purdy Fitzgerald Solicitors in the Harlequin Hotel in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. There was a great turn out of representatives from companies, big and small, across the Mayo region. Issues such as Redundancy, Paternity Leave and Contract Disputes were discussed in detail by Solicitor Alistair Purdy who gave sound advice on preventative and corrective action that any company could take on board. A lively and interactive Q&A followed with Alistair taking questions from attendees including students and faculty members from GMIT. Hot topics for the attendees were around issues such as Constructive Dismissal and Health & Safety procedures. Alistair gave detailed examples of precedent and best practice in each of his answers. It was a very worthwhile and informative event. Attendees left with not only a notepad full of useful hints and tips but full bellies from the fabulous breakfast spread put on by the Harlequin Hotel. Hands were shook, business cards exchanged and it was back to the office. I look forward to the next one. Christopher O’Toole Recruitment Consultant Email: christopher.otoole@collinsmcnicholas.ie Phone: 091...

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Invitation to Employment Law Update – Castlebar – 22nd May 2014

Purdy FitzGerald Solicitors in conjunction with Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group are delighted to invite you to a morning seminar, “Annual Employment Law Update” presented by Alastair Purdy. This event, which is aimed at employers, will take place in The Harlequin Hotel, Castlebar on Thursday 22nd May 2014 at 8am.  Agenda: 8.00 am – 8:30 am Registration & Full Breakfast 8.30 am – 9:30 am  Briefing 9:30 am – 9:45 am   Q&A What will the seminar provide? A review of recent case law and other developments in Employment Law over the last year, with a particular emphasis on what Practitioners should be aware of over the coming year. Details: As one of Ireland’s leading Law Firms in Employment Law, Purdy FitzGerald Solicitors advises a substantial number of both indigenous and multinational companies. Purdy FitzGerald was formed by the merger of Purdy Legal and F.M. FitzGerald solicitors in 2009. The firm is headed by Alastair Purdy and Norman FitzGerald who recognised the need for a dedicated Business Law Firm to serve the market in the West of Ireland. Their goal is to help employers run their businesses by managing any and all commercial, employment, health, safety, litigation and environmental legal matters in a practical and efficient manner. Purdy FitzGerald Solicitors are one of very few legal firms in the country to have achieved the ISO 9001:2008 quality management system standard. The achievement of this standard reflects the firm’s commitment to the provision of services to an internationally recognised and independently audited standard. To reserve your place please contact: Michelle Murphy, Regional Manager, Collins McNicholas Galway on galway@collinsmcnicholas.ie or contact 091-706706...

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Purdy Fitzgerald & Collins McNicholas urge SME sector to avail of Employment Law Guidance in Sligo & Limerick

Collins McNicholas & Purdy Fitzgerald Solicitors held two more Employment Law Breakfast Briefings on Thursday 13th February in the Radisson Blu Hotel Limerick and on Thursday 27th February in the Sligo Park Hotel. Both events were attended in large numbers by clients from across the regions within the multinational, Irish indigenous, SMEs and public sectors. Key note speaker at both events was Alastair Purdy, Partner in Purdy FitzGerald Solicitors who delivered a talk on recent updates in legislation and key areas of change to focus on over the next 12 months. Alistair emphasized the importance for small SMEs in particular to keep up to speed with any changes in employment...

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