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Terms of Employment

Terms of employment are negotiable between the employer and employee but any agreement entered into cannot offer terms less than the statutory minimum entitlements listed in this guide.

Your employer is required under the Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994 and 2001 to give you certain information in writing the important elements of your terms of employment within two months of your start date.

This information must include:
  • name and address of employer;
  • place of work;
  • job title/nature of the work;
  • date of commencement of employment;
  • if temporary, the expected duration of employment;
  • if for a fixed term, the expiry date of the contract;
  • rate of remuneration [and the pay reference period for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act];
  • the pay period (the intervals at which you will be paid);
  • hours of work (including overtime);
  • rest break entitlements;
  • paid leave;
  • arrangements for when you are unable to work due to sickness or injury;
  • pensions and pension schemes;
  • periods of notice which both your employer and you must give on ending employment;
  • reference to any collective agreements which affect your work contract;
  • Statement of employee's right to request and obtain a written statement from the employer of the employee?s average hourly rate of pay for any pay reference period within the previous 12 months. (Minimum Wage Act, 2000).