We provide a range of resources to help you navigate employment relations in Northern Ireland

  • Covid-19 Practical Guidance: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

    This document provides some key facts about the CJRS, information about how to access the scheme, and a sample furlough letter.  It is updated as more information becomes available.  Please check that you are working to the most recent version.

    Last modified: 08 April 2020
  • Employer-Led Conciliation Service Non-Employment Tribunal (Non-ET) Interim Delivery Arrangements

    In line with existing public health advice and the Agency’s consequent decision to halt all face-to-face contact between staff and service users it has been necessary to rethink the practical arrangements governing delivery of a number of the Agency’s services including the Employer-Led (Non-ET) Conciliation Service.

    Last modified: 26 March 2020
  • Covid-19 - Collective Conciliation Service Interim Delivery Arrangements

    This document provides an update on how we are managing our Collective Conciliation Service due to the coronavirus threat.

    Last modified: 20 March 2020
  • Information Note 3 - Holidays and Holiday Pay

    Last modified: 13 February 2020
  • Events Programme Jan - June 2020

    This document lists the range of seminars, briefings and workshops that we plan to deliver over the coming months to cover a range of employment relations-related topics.  Please note that additional dates may be added to the events schedule which aren't included in this document. 

    Last modified: 04 February 2020
  • Early Conciliation Notification Form

    This Early Conciliation notification form can be printed and filled in by hand.  Then it can be posted to our Belfast or Derry/L'Derry office - see addresses below.  Please note that due to the COVID-19 risk we have had to close our offices, so regrettably Early Conciliation forms cannot be hand delivered to us for the time being.  However, we are still taking notifications online or by phone on 03300 55 22 24, which might be more convenient for our customers given the current restrictions on movement.

    One of our Conciliation Officers will then be in touch, usually within five working days.


    Last modified: 24 March 2020
  • Early Conciliation Explained - January 2020

    Advisory guide

    This leaflet provides a guide to Early Conciliation.

    Last modified: 04 February 2020
  • Shared Parental Leave and Pay: Employers' Technical Guide to Shared Parental Leave and Pay

    This guide was published by the Department for the Economy.

    Eligible employees of babies due to be born or placed for adoption from April 2015 will have a new statutory entitlement to shared parental leave and pay. This technical guidance is for employers who think their employee(s) may be eligible.

    Last modified: 17 July 2019
  • Panel of Arbitrators

    The Labour Relations Agency works with 19 independent arbitrators who specialise in different areas and who will chair an independent appeal panel.

    Last modified: 05 June 2019
  • Information note 6 TUPE February 2016

    Last modified: 03 June 2019
  • Board/SLT Register of Interests

    Register of Board Member and Senior Leadership Team Interests at May 2019
    Last modified: 29 May 2019
  • Recruiting people with conflict-related convictions - Employers' Guidance

    Advisory guide Guide

    This guidance is for all employers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. It has been developed by a working group co-chaired by Sir George Quigley and Nigel Hamilton and comprising representatives of Government departments, the Irish Congress of Trades Unions, the Confederation of British Industry and a representative group of ex-prisoners. 

    Last modified: 21 May 2019