In addition to contracts of employment, a number of other types of contracts exist.
We offer conciliation services to help parties involved in a workplace dispute to come to a legally binding resolution without needing to go through a tribunal. We offer both individual conciliation and collective conciliation, for example where an issue affects a number of employees. There is no charge for using the Agency's conciliation services.
The amount of hours and employee works for employer should be clearly laid out in the employment contract.
An independent mediator can sometimes help resolve grievance or disciplinary issues. There is no charge for using the Labour Relations Agency's mediation service.
An employee who is an official of an independent trade union that is recognised by the employer must be allowed reasonable time off with pay during working hours to:
The Labour Relations Agency provides free, impartial and confidential services to employers, employer bodies, employees and workers in Northern Ireland, as well as Trade Unions, HR and legal professionals.
Employers are required to provide employees with a written statement of particulars of employment within two months of the commencement of employment.
From one time to another, employing organisations will experience absence by their staff due to illness. Illness absences are usually unplanned. This makes planning and covering work difficult for employers given the short notice of illness occurrences.
Jury service is a public duty.