Terms of employment act 1994 and 2001
This act requires employers to provide a written statement, setting out particulars of the terms of employment, to employees within the first two months of the commencement of employment.
The following sample written statement of the terms of employment of a typical financial institution may be downloaded from the department of enterprise, trade and employment’s website.
Protection of employees (fixed-term work) act 2003
Many people are employed on a fixed-term basis (or on specified-purpose contact). Under this act employees can only work on one or more fixed-term contract for a continuous period of four years. After this time the employee is considered to have a contract of indefinite duration (i.e. a permanent contract). Fixed-term workers cannot be treated less favourably than comparable permanent workers. Employees working on repeated fixed-term contracts need to have at least one year’s continuous service before they can bring a claim under the unfair dismissals act.
Protection of employees (part-time work) act 2001
This act provides that all employees’ protection legislation applies to part-time employees in the manner as it applies to full-time employees’ ant that a part-time employee cannot be treated in less favourable manner than a comparable full-time employee in relation to conditions of employment. Any qualifying conditions (with the exception of any hours thresholds) applying to a full-term employee in any of the employee protection legislation also apply to a part-time employee. This act also aims to develop and improve the quality of part-time work and to contribute to the flexible organisation of working time in a manner that takes into account the needs of employers and employees.
Organisation of working time act 1997
Employees have statutory rights in respect of rest, maximum working time and holidays. These rights apply eight by law as out in the act, in regulations made under the act or...