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Entitled to Sick Pay

February 29, 2016 | biocare

The Labour Court determined an employee was entitled to receive sick pay in relation to a road traffic accident which occurred outside the workplace. The employee claimed the employee handbook stated the company had discretion to make sick leave payments. In overturning a previous decision of the labour relations commission […]

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55 Fatalities

February 29, 2016 | biocare

  In 2015 fifty five people lost their lives in work related activities in Ireland.  This is the same as the number of deaths recorded in 2014.  When asked to comment on the 2015 figures Brian Higgisson who is the assistant Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Authority said […]

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H.A.C.C.P. to be replaced

February 29, 2016 | biocare

H.A.R.P. Hazard Analysis Risk Prevention is destined to replace H.A.C.C.P. in all sectors of the food industry in the future.  A fundamental reason for this change of policy is based on the reality food businesses continue to misunderstand H.A.C.C.P. This in turn leads to failure in implementing standard food safety and […]

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