Minimum information to be provided to an employee by an employer

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Minimum information to be provided to an employee by an employer

An employer must issue employees with a written statement of terms and conditions relating to their employment within two months of commencing employment.

The information that must be provided:

  • The full name of the employer - full and correct name
  • The employee's name
  • The address of the employer
  • The place of work, or where there is no main place of work, the main place of work and a statement indicating that an employee is required or permitted to work at various places
  • Job title or nature of the work
  • Date of commencement of employment
  • If the contract is temporary, the expected duration of employment
  • If the contract is for a fixed term, the date on which the contract expires
  • The rate of pay or method of calculating pay
  • Minimum wage pay reference pay (for the National Minimum Wage Act, 2000)
  • A statement that the employee may request from the employer a written statement of the employee's average hourly rate of pay for any pay reference period falling within the previous 12 months
  • Pay intervals - whether pay is weekly, monthly or otherwise
  • Terms or conditions relating to hours of work including overtime and rest periods
  • Terms or conditions relating to paid leave (other than paid sick leave)
  • Any terms or conditions relating to sick pay
  • Any terms or conditions relating to pensions and pension schemes
  • Notice period to leave or terminate the contract or method for determining periods of notice
  • Identify any collective agreements which affect the terms of employment


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