This Guide is intended to give general advice and guidance about the main legal considerations which may arise when employers or employees wish to make changes to the contract of employment
This leaflet tries to explain in general terms the main legal issues relating to the employment contract. It is not intended to be a precise statement of law nor is every legal aspect dealt with.
This report has been prepared using a template circulated by the Equality Commission. It presents our progress in fulfilling our statutory equality and good relations duties, and implementing Equality Scheme commitments and Disability Action Plan.
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The Wages (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 repealed various Truck Acts 1831 to 1940 and the Payment of Wages Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 and made changes to the law governing the way in which wages were paid.
This leaflet is aimed at employers where fewer than 20 staff are at risk of redundancy.
By keeping up-to-date employee information on personnel records, businesses can make sure that unexpected changes to their employment needs are kept to a minimum.
Good company rules benefit employers and employees.
Many small firms feel they don’t have enough time or resources to devote to employment issues but, as this guide shows, looking after your employees can make you more effective and help you avoid costly and time-consuming tribunal hearings.
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.