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How ISME can help with Employment Law & HR

There’s a lot of information that SME Owner Managers need to be aware of in terms of employment law and human resource procedures. As Irish legislation incorporates more and more employment-related directives from the EU, the need for your business to remain fully compliant is absolutely paramount. It is after all your responsibility to ensure you and your employees understand their employment rights.

ISME is here to help.

ISMEs “Guide to Employment Law for SME’s”


ISME Members have access to the Employment Law Guide for SMEs. Sections in the guide are listed below. 

  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Terms of Employment
  • Key Employment Policies
  • Payment of Wages
  • Employment Equality
  • Performance Management
  • Discipline & Grievance
  • Termination of Employment
  • Industrial Relations Bodies
  • Useful Resources
  • Information Sheet
  • ISME Resources

ISME CEO, Neil McDonnell speaking about how the organisation can help your business.

We understand that Employment Law and HR can seem like a minefield for                  employers and managers.  For that reason we have prepared information sheets and guides on a wide-range of HR and Employment Law topics for our members. 

  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Terms of Employment
  • Key Employment Policies
  • Payment of Wages
  • Employment Equality
  • Performance Management
  • Discipline & Grievance
  • Termination of Employment
  • Industrial Relations Bodies
  • Useful Resources
  • Information Sheet
  • ISME Resources
  • Guide to Employment Law for SMEs
  • Health and Safety Handbook
  • Guide to Motoring Expenses
  • Guide to Subsistence
  • COVID-19 FAQs

 Members can access all the resources via the Member’s Area.

They can also email queries directly to hr@isme.ie or call the HR service on

01-6622 755 and dial 2.

HR Support Service 

We are here to offer guidance to ensure that your processes are compliant, allowing you to reduce your company’s risk to third party complaints; provide you with a second opinion on how to proceed with complex employee matters; to fulfill your company’s HR policy or document template needs.

Managing Stress at Work series

This September ISME’s HR Advisor Cait Lynch posed questions and discussed areas of concern with Patricia Murray, Senior Work & Organisational Psychologist with the Health and Safety Authority.  The videos focused on three key areas:

  • Work-related stress
  • Conflict in the workplace
  • Employer stress 

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