For example, that could be people on zero hour or short-term contracts—which no doubt includes a large portion of employees working for various organisations in Ireland. But while the Act’s primary goal is to protect those in precarious work, it applies to all employees and has a major impact on employers, too.
That’s because failure to comply with the new law could lead to a €5,000 fine and 12 months in prison. With such seemingly draconian penalties we break down what employers need to know.
THE FOUR NEW PROVISIONS
Within the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018, there are four new provisions that are the most important. Understand each one and assess its impact on your company’s current work practices.