A contract of employment may be ended with the agreement of both parties, or by the employer or employee giving the required amount of notice.
If the employer or employee wishes to end the employment relationship they must give each other notice.
As Coronavirus in Northern Ireland continues, It is important that businesses and workers know what their rights and responsibilities are when it comes to protecting staff and themselves from the spread of the virus.
A payment in lieu of notice is made in circumstances where an employee is not required to work their notice period but is paid a sum of money instead.
This section covers deduction from pay.
Employers may sometimes state that a contract of employment is permanent subject to the completion of a satisfactory probationary period.
Fair treatment is not just a moral and legal obligation but makes good business sense. Employers who treat employees fairly will be best placed to recruit and retain staff in an increasingly diverse and competitive labour market.
The Agency has a duty to provide practical guidance on the application of Articles 39 and 40 of the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (“the 1992 Order”) in relation to the disclosure of information by employers to trade unions for the purpose of collective bargaining.
Employers are required to provide employees with a written statement of particulars of employment within two months of the commencement of employment.