This guide tries to answer some questions you might ask when an employee is absent from work due to sickness or unauthorised absence.
From time to time employers may experience a temporary shortage of work and it may be necessary to lay-off all or some of their employees in order to preserve long term employment security. If temporary lay-off is being considered there are important aspects of employment and contract law to take into account.
The Transposition into Ireland and NI of the European Directives on Fixed Term Work and Working Time
This report has been prepared by Marguerite Bolger and Barry Fitzpatrick for the Labour Relations Commission and the Labour Relations Agency. It contains an examination of the transposition in Ireland and Northern Ireland of the Fixed Term Work Directive and the Working Time Directive, together with analysis of relevant case law.
The number and extent of individual employment rights have increased dramatically. This has led to a greater number of claims being lodged with the Industrial Tribunal where workers and employees allege that their employment rights have been breached. It makes good business sense to resolve disputes in the workplace at the earliest opportunity.
Under provisions set out in the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 and regulations made under it, all employees have a statutory right to ask their employer for a change to their contractual terms and conditions of employment to work flexibly.
This guide is for employers and non-union workplace representatives. It gives advice on the provision of time off, training and facilities to enable non-union representatives to carry out their duties. It covers statutory and non-statutory representatives.
As Christmas is fast approaching, by thinking about potential problems now, employers can make it a happy Christmas for everyone and minimise the risk of complaints or industrial tribunal claims.
Published November 2018
Use the guidance set out in the Self Help Guide on Preparing a Written Statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment to complete a draft statement
Published May 2019
This guide gives general advice about preparing a written statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment and is to be read in conjunction with the Sample Written Statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment.