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Terms and Conditions of Employment, Contracts of Employment and the importance of these documents have been captured here in the FAQ section.

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What act relates to terms and conditions of employment?

The Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 – 2014 detail what is required in relation to terms and conditions of employment.

Who is covered by the Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 – 2014?

In general, the Act applies to any person:

  • Working under a contract of employment or apprenticeship
  • Employed through an employment agency or
  • In the service of the State (including members of the Garda Siochana and the Defence Forces, civil servants and employees of any local authority, health board, harbour authority of vocation education committee).

The Act does not apply to a person who has been in the continuous service of the employer for less than 1 month.

With regards to Agency Workers, the party who pays the Employees’ wages (the Employment agency or Hiring Company) is the Employer for the purposes of the Act and is responsible for providing the written statement to the Employee.

Do I have to give an Employee a contract / statement of terms and conditions of employment?
The Terms of Employment (Information) Acts provide that an Employer must issue their Employees with a written statement of terms and conditions relating to their Employment within two months of commencing Employment.  The statement must be signed by or on behalf of the Employer.

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