Employers Legal Obligations

Employment law has changed dramatically in recent years. Employees have been given greatly enhanced rights and protections in the workplace. Legislation has been introduced to ensure that employees are treated fairly and equally. Discrimination and harassment are outlawed. Basic working conditions and minimum wage levels have been prescribed. Employees are entitled to information and consultation. Family and personal circumstances are recognised and provided for.

When setting up a new business with paid employees, employers must be familiar with a number of basic provisions under Irish employment law. Here is a brief guide for employers starting a new business which has been extracted from, the website of the National Employment Rights Authority (NERA).

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