A number of services are starting back this week. In the event that providers are taking on new staff please be reminded of the following:
You are required under the Employment [Miscellaneous Provisions] Act 2018 to issue a statement of the key terms and conditions to the employee within the first five working days [includes Saturday and Sunday].
The core terms that the employer must provide in the statement:
- Full name of the employee and employer
- Employer's address
- Duration of the contract [if the contract is temporary or fixed term]
- Rate of pay or method of calculating pay and reference pay [eg. Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly]
- What is the expected normal hours per day and per week in a normal working day and working week
This statement does not substitute the contract of employment/terms and conditions being issued to the employer. A contract/terms and conditions are required to be issued within two months of the start date of the employment as required under the Terms of Employment [Information] Acts, 1994-2014.