You are required to give to your employees a written statement of particulars of employment. Every employee regardless of the number of hours worked has to be given this written statement, which sets out the main terms and conditions of their employment. This statement must be given within 2 months of the commencement of employment.
The information to be provided is specified in law and includes, for example, the specification of holidays and notice rights. It is permissible, within the written statement, to refer an employee to alternative documents which contain details of some of the information required, providing such documents are current, accessible, and updated whenever necessary. Alterations in the particulars of the written statement must be individually notified in writing within one month of the change. Note, that the written statement is not the same as a contract of employment; however, it may be a summary of what is contained within the contract
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.