Updating contracts of employment

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This legislation does not apply to employees with less than one months’s service or to employees who are expected to work less than 8 hours per week.

It is vitally important for both employers and employees to understand who is considered to be an employee in Irish law versus the worker being an independent contractor.

All Employees are legally entitled to a Written Statement, which they must receive within two months of starting the job.

This statement is a summary in writing of your main terms and conditions of employment.

There is no requirement in law that the employment contract be in writing.

However, there is an obligation on the employer under the Terms of Employment (Information) act, 1994 to give employees a written statement of certain terms of employment (see below).

We have updated the terms and conditions of our Rocket Lawyer On Call® Service Level Agreement that apply to your use of the platform and products and services provided by Rocket Lawyer.

Please read the Service Level Agreement carefully as it governs the relationship between you and Rocket Lawyer and by continuing to use Rocket Lawyer, you are agreeing to be bound by the updated terms and conditions. If you run a business, and have an existing employment agreement with an employee, and need to alter it, you can use an Employee Agreement Amendment.

So, it’s critical from day one, and becomes even more important if there is a dispute.

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We represent contractors of all sizes, from the largest Pentagon partners to small, disadvantaged businesses and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) contractors.

Some of the main particulars of employment must be put in writing, i.e. The written statement must include: Details of any Probationary Period should also be included – more details about Probationary Periods are here.

From 1st September 2013, Employee Shareholders, a new form of employee contract, were introduced – and these contracts will be slightly different. If you are not provided with a Written Statement after 2 months then our advice would be to firstly talk to your Manager(s) or your Trade Union if you are a member.

It will also look at The employment contract is the source of much misunderstanding and strife between employers and employees.

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