Employers in Ireland are responsible for ensuring all their employees receive certain basic employment rights. These rights are governed by a range of detailed employment legislation. In some industries employees are entitled to additional rights. The role of the National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) Information Services is to provide free, unbiased information on employment rights in Ireland to employers, employees and other interested parties.
Any employer, regardless of the number of employees they employ, should take the time to browse the website of NERA which has a particularly comprehensive set of downloadable material relating to employment rights in Ireland.
NERA provides information to employees and employers through its information unit, monitors employment conditions through its inspection services and can enforce compliance and seek redress. It covers many aspects of employment rights including Wages, Holidays and Public Holidays - OWT Act 1997, Working Hours, Redundancy, Dismissal, and Notice.