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I Like Goats

 I Like Goats I don’t know about you, but I am rather fond of goats. They are independent creatures, intelligent and make up their own minds about things. They can also be very productive. There is a goat farm in Tobago that produces the best goat cheese in the known universe…at least in my known universe. […]

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Why Employers lose at the Industrial Court

Gregory Rousseau was a trade unionist of long standing before he was appointed to be a Judge of the Industrial Court. He worked for many years in that most difficult of areas, and was highly respected in his field. Recent press reports about his contribution to last week’s ECA seminar on Landmark Court Judgments shows […]

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Dismissal for Incompetence

While the principle that an employer should not be forced to block the efficient management of business by being compelled to retain incompetent employees must be accepted, there should be verifiable evidence of the incompetence. Where the employee is a new recruit, this can be done during the probationary period. With employees of long standing, […]

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Dismissal Fair or Unfair?

Lack of Qualifications An employee can be fairly dismissed for lack of qualifications to do the job only if it was made clear in the employment contract or letter of employment  what  qualifications are required and the employee  does not have them or was employed under the false impression that he/she did have them. This […]

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Article – Pension Problem Ahead

First Published in the Trinidad Express on October 13th 2016 Pension Problem Ahead     Do you have your watch on? If you do, take a look at the second hand. Every second, you read this, you are ageing. One day you will be old. Except, of course, if you choose the alternative. Not everyone […]

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PMSL TIPS – Succession Management a Business Imperative

A couple weeks ago we started our tips series for HR Practitioners. One area that is constantly being called to question is, how can we provide a solid argument that Succession Planning must be considered as a business imperative? Here are some arguments that you can use to build your business case: Business Continuity: What […]

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Constructive Dismissals Commentary

When it comes to the question of what is called “constructive dismissal” there is a certain amount of confusion as what it means. Technically, constructive dismissal is when an employee resigns from a company because the employer’s actions in relation to her or to him amounted to a breach of the employment contract. This often […]

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