HR Legislation

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
- Winston Churchill.

People Matters will assist you in remaining compliant in all aspects of Employment Law and minimise the risk of issues arising. Our Best Practice HR policies and procedures and expert legal advice at all stages of the employee life cycle will maximise the benefits of the employment relationship protecting the individual rights of the employees while delivering success to your company.

Employment Law – Key Areas


  • Terms & Conditions
  • Fixed Term Contracts
  • Atypical & Agency Contracts
  • Part-time Workers
  • Protection of Young Persons

Organisation of Working Time

  • Breaks
  • Annual Leave, Public Holidays Part-time & Full Time

Protective Leave

  • Maternity & Adoptive Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Carers Leave
  • Force Majeure Leave

Exiting & Termination

  • Minimum Notice
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Constructive Dismissal
  • Retirement Age
  • Transfer of Undertakings
  • Lay-off & Short time
  • Equality Grounds
  • Recruitment
  • Bullying & Harassment
  • Dignity at Work

Employee Relations

  • Information & Consultation
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Industrial Relation Acts
  • Workplace Relations Commission
  • Claim Procedures

Dispute Resolution

At People Matters, while we accept there are differences which occur in every organisation, we believe all differences are best resolved internally through communication and gaining commitment to agreement. We will assist you through the handling of any investigation, discipline or grievance providing supporting documentation and independent expert advice. Our aim is to attempt to resolve the issue internally as soon as possible without resort to third parties, all the while ensuring that proper procedures and good practice are followed minimising any potential liability and unnecessary costs such as time lost through absenteeism.


In the current economic climate many companies are being challenged to realign the structure of the organisation, achieve cost saving and in some cases may involve downsizing. While this is unfortunate for those directly affected, People Matters will assure you that these issues are handled sensitively through effective communication and a caring proactive approach. Expertise in all aspects of change management, redundancy compliance and outplacement support will achieve the desired results while prioritising the people involved and the company reputation.