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Statement of Terms of Employment – New Requirement

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Statement of Terms of Employment – New Requirement

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 came into force on 4th March 2019. The main change is to the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 and in this regard, an employer must now provide a statement of the core terms of employment within 5 days of commencement of employment and these core terms are:

  1. Full name of Employer and Employee
  2. Address of Employer
  3. Expected duration of employment, in the case of a temporary contract of the end date if a fixed term contract
  4. Rate or method of calculation of employee’s pay
  5. Number of hours the employer reasonably expects the employee to work per normal working day and per normal working week

The other terms must be provided within 2 months as per existing legislation. If the above is not complied with an employee may submit a complaint to the WRC and may be awarded up to 4 weeks remuneration.


If you have any queries in relation to employment law, please do not hesitate to contact Brendan Dillon or Niall MacCarthy of this office on (01) 2960666 or