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Employers Association

An employers association is designed to provide services to Employers to enable them to effectively regulate the employment relationship with their employees or their trade union representatives.  The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 defines an Employers Association as an organisation which either:

  • is made up of employers or individual owners whose principal purposes include the regulation of relations between employers and workers or trade unions; or
  • is made up of constituent or affiliated organisations, or representatives of those organisations, whose principle purposes include the regulation of relations between employers and workers or trade unions, or the regulation of relations between its constituent or affiliated organisations.

LRA Information note No.8 Federations, associations and other organisations of employers

Telephone Enquiry Point

The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

028 9032 1442

Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Contact Us

Please note that we cannot deal with employment-related enquiries by e-mail. To receive information or advice about an employment-related issue, please telephone our Helpline on Belfast 90 321442 where an officer will speak with you directly about your query. Please note that the Agency can arrange the services of an interpreter if required.

If you have an employment relations issue in Great Britain please contact the ACAS Helpline on 0300 123 1100 .

For all non-employment related queries or questions please fill in the box below.