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The Role of the HR Function in Fraud Prevention and Detection

This post is the 2nd in a series on workplace fraud.  The first post outlined how a company should deal with a fraud that they believe has been perpetrated against them by one of their own employees. This article will examine how the HR function can play a pivotal role in helping to prevent or at least significantly reduce the risk …

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‘Tis the season to be jolly’ but what if the Christmas party goes wrong?

In light of recent allegations involving the former artistic director of the Gate Theatre and a worldwide examination of inappropriate behaviour, sexual harassment and abuse of power by executives within the entertainment world, sexual harassment in the workplace is once again center stage for Irish employers. So what exactly is sexual harassment?   It is any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical …

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The Privacy Landscape

Employee privacy rights is an area that presents Irish employers with a shifting landscape of requirements that they need to be mindful of.  For example, the European Union (EU) Commission has proposed in 2012 a new Data Protection Regulation.  The current directive dates from 1995 and fails to take into account developments such as social networks and cloud computing.  The …