Each employee must be given a written statement of their terms and conditions of employment, as per provisions under the Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 to 2014, within two months of commencing employment.
Sample restrictive covenant clauses
27/01/2017 - It is not illegal for employees to have more than one job however employers and employees must ensure, by completing a double employment agreement, that there will be no breach of the minimum rest provisions of working time legislation. The prudent employer should also ensure that they have properly drafted restrictive covenant provisions in the contract of employment or handbook which prohibit conflict of interest arising from dual employment.
Contracts of employment guideline
09/01/2017 - This guideline outlines the main provisions that an employer should consider when creating or amending an employee's contract of employment, taking into account the Terms of Employment (Information) Acts, Unfair Dismissals Acts, the Payment of Wages Act, and the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts.
Sample contract of employment for fixed term employees and specified purpose
09/01/2017 - This sample contract of employment should be used to ensure compliance as outlined in the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003. The contract should always be tailored to include the employers specific needs.
Sample general contract of employment
09/01/2017 - This sample contract of employment should be used to ensure compliance as outlined in the relevant legislation. The contract should always be tailored to include the employers specific needs.
High Court grants injunction allowing employee to work for rival company
12/04/2013 - The recent granting of an interlocutory injunction by Laffoy J. in the High Court case of Octavio Hernandez v Vodafone Ireland Ltd,  IEHC 70, raises questions over the use of non-compete clauses in contracts of employment
Renewing a fixed-term contract after four years
19/09/2011 - The purpose of the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 is to ensure that fixed-term employees are not treated less favourably than comparable permanent employees and to prevent abuse arising from the use of successive fixed-term contracts.
Judge denies fixed term worker a further ‘bite of the cherry’
19/08/2010 - Judge denies fixed term worker a further ‘bite of the cherry’
Code of practice for determining employment or self-employment status of individuals
01/12/2007 - This guideline clarifies the difference of persons categorised as "self-employed" and those who are "employees". The purpose of the document is to eliminate misconceptions and provide clarity to employers, employees and those who are self-employed.