Legislation - what you should know?

There are over 30 pieces of significant employment legislation governing the employee lifecycle in a workplace with the latest legislation the Miscellaneous Provisions Act coming into effect in March 2019.


Employers are required to provide employees with a statement of core terms and conditions of employment within five days of commencing employment.

The core terms and conditions are as listed below.

  1. The full name of the employer and employee.
  2. The address of the employer.
  3. The expected duration of the contract (where the contract is temporary or fixed-term).
  4. The rate or method of calculating pay.
  5. What the employer reasonably expects the normal length of the employee’s working day and week will be.

Employers who do not provide the required statement of core terms and conditions will be guilty of an offence and will be liable to a fine of up to €5,000 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding twelve months. A director, manager, secretary or officer can also be found guilty of an offence if they have acted with the consent or connivance of the employer. Is your business compliant?

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