Employment law is the area of law regulating the relationship between employers and employees, including what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work.

Here you’ll find information on new and amended statutes, rates and the workplace relations system as well as topic pages with resources covering the terms and conditions of employment; data protection and technology; holidays and working hours; employment equality; whistleblowing; dispute resolution; and investigations and termination of employment.

Employment law data

A round up of rates, providing quick and easy access to information on parental payments, illness payments, redundancy pay, National Minimum Wage, Income Tax, PRSI and the USC

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The workplace relations system

The setup of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on 1 October 2015 brought in a new wave of dispute resolution mechanisms in Ireland. All first instance complaints now go to an Adjudication Officer and then, on appeal, to the Labour Court

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Employment law topics