Employment Law

Introduction to employment law


Employment laws apply to all companies big and small, with full and part time staff granted equal protection. Failure to comply with employment law obligations can result in costly litigation for employers.

Avril gives an overview of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to employing staff or working with contractors. In this cast Avril covers a wide range of topics including holiday entitlement, contracts, sick leave, and terms and conditions.

Avril encourages business to be proactive in having their contracts, HR (sick leave, bullying & harassment, email & internet usage) policies, employee files, and terms and conditions in place. It’s also important to update them frequently. It’s also important to be clear about the differences between employees and contractors. In spite of labels, contractors may be deemed by the relevant authorities to be employees depending on the nature of the arrangements involved.


National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) http://www.workplacerelations.ie