There is lots to think about when starting a new job, or when hiring new staff. It is important that there are good processes in place so that everyone meets their responsibilities and everyone’s rights are protected.
When employment contracts end through resignation, retirement, dismissal or redundancy, there are rights and responsibilities for both the employer and employee.
Employees and workers are entitled to various types of leave depending on their circumstances and the length of time they have been employed.
Clear workplace policies and procedures help organisations to be productive, efficient and maintain high levels of staff morale. Ensuring that everyone knows how and why things are done is a key component in establishing best employment practice.
Issues and problems can arise in any workplace. If not resolved they can cause lasting damage to individuals, to the business and to relationships. It is important to ensure there are fair processes in place to deal with problems and that organisations adopt a best practice approach. We run free training seminars and briefings and have guides, template policies and flowcharts to help. Where additional support is needed we offer free, impartial and confidential conciliation, mediation and arbitration services.
We provide a range of resources to help you navigate employment relations in Northern Ireland
This webinar provides useful information and advice on the topic of redundancy. It illustrates how to ensure the process is managed fairly and in line with employment legislation.
This webinar provides a summary of what you need to know about conducting employment investigations.
Board/SLT Register of Interests
This report sets out the findings of research into the resolution of workplace disputes in Northern Ireland.
Draft Corporate Plan for consultation
This policy explains our approach when dealing with Freedom of Information requests.
This policy sets out our approach to ensuring compliance in the collection and processing of data under the Data Protection Act.
The Labour Relations Agency works with a panel of independent arbitrators who specialise in different areas and who will chair an independent appeal panel.
This spreadsheet should be completed and uploaded via the portal to notify multiple cases relating to both EC (employee-led) notifications and NON ET (employer-led) requests.
This spreadsheet sets out our conciliation statistics for the second quarter of 2020-2021 (July, August, September 2020).
This video is the second half of our Director of Employment Relations Services, Mark McAllister's presentation of our Annual Review of Employment Law, delivered in November 2020.
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