Worker told that Labour Court award can not be enforced

first_imgNewsWorker told that Labour Court award can not be enforcedBy Staff Reporter – October 17, 2014 1325 by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK worker who was awarded €5,000 in an unfair dismissal case, has been told that a Circuit Court judge cannot order her employer to pay her the money.The woman, who had less than 12 months employment at the Limerick-based company, was granted a hearing before a Rights Commissioner as she was unable to bring a case to the Employment Appeals Tribunal because of the short term of service she had with the company.The Rights Commisioner ruled that she had a causable action because she was treated unfairly by her employer.At Limerick Circuit Court last week, Judge Carroll Moran heard from Maria Lane, BL for the aggrieved woman that she had taken her case to the Rights Commissioner last year after her employment was terminated by her then employer.After consenting to engage with the process, the employer was found to be in breach and the woman was awarded €2,000 in compensation. She appealed the award and judgement to the Labour Court and it subsequently increased the amount of compensation to €5,000.Following the appeal, the employer failed to engage with the process further and “simply ignored all correspondence” sent from the woman’s legal team in an effort to claim the money.She was now asking the court to enforce the order under section 13 of the Industrial Relations Act as the employer had fully engaged in the process but then withdrew from it.Solicitor for the employer, Pat McHugh said the woman had no rights to bring the motion before the Circuit Court judge as the award from the Labour Court was only a recommendation and therefore not bound by legislation. He added that there was no provision in law for the woman to request a Circuit Court judge to enforce the decision.After Ms Lane said it was the only way to ensure the Labour Court recommendation was enforced, Judge Moran said that despite the history of the case, he had to refuse the application for want of jurisdiction”.An application by Mr McHugh to have the court costs paid by the woman was refused by Judge Moran who made no order on costs. WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleInvestigations continue into fatal road crashNext articleLimerick father of five shot at over drug debt owed to ‘Fat John’ Staff Reporter Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Email Print Advertisementlast_img read more

It’s official – house hunters returning to the market and sales agreed increasing

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » It’s official – house hunters returning to the market and sales agreed increasing previous nextAgencies & PeopleIt’s official – house hunters returning to the market and sales agreed increasingLatest figures from NAEA Propertymark suggest a busy few months for agents during the run up to the Spring market.Nigel Lewis27th February 20200796 Views Activity picked up significantly within the property market during January, pointing to a likely busy few months during the run up to the Spring market for estate agents, it has been revealed.The number of house hunters registered per agent jumped by 22% last month to 382, the highest figures recorded for six months, NAEA Propertymark says.This is also more than just the usual seasonal January pick-up. At 382 per branch, the number of house hunters in the property market is nearly 30% higher than last year.Sales agreed also increased during January by a third, estate agents told the NAEA, compared to the month before, rising from six to eight sales agreed.First time buyer remained solid, remaining at 29% of all sales or 3% than a year ago.“It’s positive to see the New Year has brought some much-needed confidence to the market, with a significant increase in demand from house hunters following the General Election result,” says Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark.But the clinking of glasses may be short lived unless more vendors can be persuaded to put their homes on the market.The average number of homes for sale registered with each branch fell from 41 in December to 38 in January, the lowest figure for nine months.“As the Spring Budget fast approaches, we hope to see housing as a priority for the new Chancellor,” says Hayward.“A clear strategy is needed to tackle key issues such as stamp duty costs, which needs to be addressed in its entirety to encourage more frequent moves, improve affordability and relax punitive financial tax on home movers.”Were industry predictions of a post-election bounce correct?Today is the annual NAEA Propertymark conference in London.     sales agreed housing market NAEA Propertymark Mark Hayward February 27, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Brazil health minister resigns amid coronavirus crisis

first_imgBrazilian Health Minister Nelson Teich resigned Friday after less than a month on the job over what an official said was “incompatibility” with President Jair Bolsonaro’s approach to fighting the country’s spiraling coronavirus crisis.Teich, a 62-year-old oncologist, joined the far-right president’s cabinet on April 17, the day after Bolsonaro sacked his predecessor, Luiz Henrique Mandetta.Mandetta had also clashed with the president, a vocal critic of the stay-at-home measures the then-minister recommended to contain the new coronavirus. Like US President Donald Trump, to whom he is often compared, Bolsonaro touts the drug as a promising treatment. He wants it cleared for widespread use in patients, despite studies casting doubt on its effectiveness and raising concerns about its safety.The health ministry announced Teich’s resignation in a brief statement, saying he would hold a press conference later.The news drew anti-Bolsonaro protests in various cities. Residents banged pots and pans out their windows, shouting “Get out, Bolsonaro!”Spiraling death toll Brazil has emerged as one of the countries hit hardest in the pandemic, with a sharply rising death toll that has reached nearly 14,000.The country has more than 200,000 confirmed cases.Experts say under-testing means the real figures may be 15 times higher or more.Bolsonaro has found himself increasingly isolated over his response to the pandemic.He has compared the virus to a “little flu,” condemned the “hysteria” surrounding it and repeatedly clashed with state and local authorities over their social distancing measures.The president insists business closures and stay-at-home measures are unnecessarily wrecking the economy, which is on track to shrink 5.3 percent this year, according to the IMF.Stymied by the Supreme Court, which ruled that states have the final say in deciding how to fight the pandemic, Bolsonaro called on top business leaders Thursday to “play rough” to win an end to the stay-at-home adopted in the country’s industrial hub, Sao Paulo state.”You have to call the governor (Joao Doria) and play rough, because this is serious, this is war,” he told them in a video conference.Bolsonaro, who took office in January 2019, is also embattled on another front after firing the chief of the federal police last month, leading to a probe into whether the president obstructed justice in a bid to protect himself or his family from ongoing investigations.With talk of impeachment mounting in Brasilia, the inquiry could prove explosive. Teich took over the post promising “total alignment” with the president, but rifts soon emerged.Teich and Bolsonaro “were incompatible on certain courses of action,” a ministry source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.Teich was taken by surprise last week when Bolsonaro issued a decree without consulting him that declared beauty salons and gyms “essential services” exempt from business closures.The final straw for Teich was reportedly a disagreement with Bolsonaro over using chloroquine to treat the virus.center_img Topics :last_img read more

REIQ to launch world-first technology that will make renting easier

first_imgThey used a similar online system for maintenance requests, which Mr Henderson said worked really well.“We’ve found that’s really reduced the number of phone calls coming into the office so that saves a lot of time, it also creates a written record,” he said.“It reduces the amount of possible errors that can be made as well.”The REIQ has partnered with Queensland technology firm Igloo to create the product.“As a start-up, we knew that our world-leading technology could vastly improve the way that people are connected with property but we needed an established partner to take it to market,” Igloo founder and chief executive Jeremy Hastings said.“The REIQ not only had the most widely used forms product in the state, it was also open to challenging the status quo — an essential element for working with us to drive value back into the tenancy process.”The system will also create a real-time view of the state’s rental market. John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach director Luke Henderson welcomed the technology.“If they can use the electronic signature to sign a lease, it would save time for both agent and tenant,” he said. Renting in Queensland is about to get a whole lot easier.RENTING is about to get easier with Queensland tenants the first to try new technology that will streamline the process of signing a lease and maintaining a property.The Real Estate Institute of Queensland will deliver the world’s first fully digitised residential tenancy agreements by the end of the year.The proptech innovation has the potential to transform the way rental properties are transacted and managed across the country and around the globe.REIQ general manager Josh Callaghan said it had been designed to make renting easier for both tenants and property managers.“At its simplest, a smart contract is a digital contract that can live beyond its initial execution by facilitating transactions and giving all parties a central record of what has happened during the tenancy,” he said.“This solution has been designed to reduce the manual handling of contracts from the property manager side while streamlining the process for tenants and giving both parties much better visibility over the agreement.” The technology is designed to streamline everything.He said it meant younger tenants who were used to paying for food and transport at the touch of a button could do the same with a rental property.“We’re in a world where that’s the norm,” he said.“By executing as a smart contract, we’re also able to build out the functionality to handle payments of bond and rent plus facilitate other activities related to the property such as routine inspections and maintenance.” MORE NEWS: Own the house used in Chris Lilley’s Netflix series More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:13Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:13 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenGet Rental Ready!01:14 MORE NEWS: Negotiations continue for castle and property guru’s houselast_img read more