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Employment Contracts for Individuals
Well-drafted employment contracts are a cornerstone of a successful business, providing confidence to investors that your organisation is well run while helping to attract the most talented people in your domain. Our employment law Solicitors possess the highest levels of commercial acumen and understand the practical realities of running a business. When it comes to drafting, reviewing or updating your company’s employment contracts, our Solicitors will listen to your requirements and create tailored documents designed for your specific needs while conforming to the standard requirements of your market sector. Many of our clients are multi-national corporations; therefore, we have the skills required to provide strategic advice when it comes to negotiating service contracts for high-level employees and directors. Our focus is to minimise the risk of employee claims, which are costly, time-consuming, and, if not managed effectively, can lead to reputational damage. With our focus on detailed drafting, robust negotiation, and clear strategies, you can be confident your employment law contracts are the best in your industry, allowing you to attract the talent you need to grow.
From 4 March 2019, core terms of employment must be proved to the employee within five days of starting work. Under the terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994-2012, an employee must be presented with a written statement covering the remaining terms of their employment within two months of commencing work. This should include information such as the employee’s job title and nature of the work, location, sick pay, and pension details. Both employer and employee must sign an employment contract, and the staff member must be provided with a copy. And furthermore, employers must retain a copy of any employment contract for one year after the employee leaves service.
The core terms of employment are set out in the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 and include:
An employment contract can include a probation period. As long as the contract is in writing and the probation lasts for one year or less, the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1997–2015 will not apply if the employee is dismissed within the probationary period.
For further information regarding drafting and negotiating employment contracts in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800.
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