New Employment law: 5 things to note
The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 was signed into law on the 20 December 2018. The Act includes a requirement that employers provide employees with certain terms of employment within a certain period after commencing employment.
Within 5 days of starting employment obliges employers to notify employees in writing of 5 core terms of employment:
a. names of employer and employee;
b. address of employer;
c. expected duration of temporary employment or the end date of a fixed-term contract;
d. the method of calculating pay and pay reference period for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act 2000; and
e. the number of hours which the employer “reasonably expects” the employee to work: i. per normal working day; and ii. per normal working week.
The Act also
» prohibits the use of zero hour contracts, (limited circumstances);
» provides for the provision of minimum payments in relation to low-paid employees who are required to be available to work but are not called into work;
» creates a new entitlement to banded hour contracts;