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Written Statement of Employment - Employment [Miscellaneous Provisions] Act 2018 and Contract/Statement of Terms and Conditions – Terms of Employment [Information] Acts, 1994-2014.

Our HR team has had several enquiries about the two pieces of above legislation. We hope the following will assist and clarify.

Under the Employment [Miscellaneous Provisions] Act 2018 if you employ a new member of staff you must give them a written statement of the 5 core terms of their employment within 5 days of their commencement:

  1. The full names of the employer and employee
  2. The address of the employer
  3. The expected duration of the contract – i.e. permanent, temporary, fixed term, specific purpose]
  4. The rate or method of calculating payment and pay reference period in line with the Minimum Wage Act 2000. This means what the rate of pay is and how it will be paid e.g. monthly, weekly etc.

Under the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1994-2014 you must give the employee a written statement [contract] of the remaining terms [you can include the information they will have already received within this document]. This must be given to the employee within two [2] months of their commencement of employment.

If you provide the full contract/statement of terms and conditions to the employee within the first 5 days of employment then you will not need to provide them with the core terms as you will have included those in the contract/statement of terms and conditions and satisfied the requirement under that legislation.

We can provide you with a sample statement in relation to the Employment [Miscellaneous Provisions] Act 2018 – just email us at or call us on (+353) 1-623-5908