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Cutting the wage bill — the legal issues

In these difficult economic times, many businesses are looking to reduce their wage bill in order to ensure survival. Ultimately, this may mean that redundancies will be required, but there are other options. From a legal, commercial, and arguably moral standpoint, redundancy should always be the last resort. The law requires an employer to consider alternatives to redundancy, while commercially, most employers will want to retain good staff in anticipation of the upturn, and avoid the morale shattering effect of letting people go. So what are the options, and what legal challenges do they present?

The grounds for redundancies

Last week I looked at wage cuts. This week I’ll tackle the issue of redundancy.

Rent to buy – light at the end of the tunnel for builders?

County Mayo, just like all counties, has its fair share of newly constructed houses unsold. The builders who built them are under financial pressure. Despite this there are many young people who would like to buy a new home but cannot for various reasons: Non availability of finance, fear of job loss, no deposit saved, waiting to see if prices will fall further.

One year disqualification for man involved in accident

A retired 83-year-old Charlestown man who failed to remain at the scene of an accident, was banned from driving for a year at Claremorris District Court sitting in Kiltimagh this week. Louis Brooker, Main Street, Charlestown, pleaded guilty to the charges in court.

Swinford councillors approve €2 million Parkview development

The four elected members of the Swinford electoral area adopted a report on the €2 million upgrade works for the Parkview Estate in Charlestown at the committee’s first bi-monthly meeting of the new council this week. The Swinford area was the only area in the county to return the same outgoing councillors after last month’s Local Elections.


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