Hiring employees in Ireland

Resource Type: Country Guides | Published Date: 1 February 2021

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Our team of international HR, payroll, compensation & benefits experts have compiled everything you need to know when employing in Ireland so that you can meet your global expansion objectives.

The guide covers the fundamentals you need to be on top of, breaking down the various employment laws that is driven by statute law, European Community law, the common law, and the Irish Constitution.

For example, employers applying for employment permits are generally required to establish that it has not been possible in spite of reasonable efforts to fill the vacancy with an Irish or other person for whom a work permit is not required.

This guide will provide you with the tools needed to adapt your key framework, ensuring your operations abide by the latest rules and regulations to avoid claims from Ireland’s Labour Court.

The full contents of the detailed guide to employing staff in Ireland are as follows: 

  • Employment of foreigners
  • Employment contracts
  • Probation
  • Remuneration
  • Working hours and time off
  • Leave
  • Social security coverage
  • Occupational injuries benefit scheme
  • Supplemental benefits
  • Termination of employment
  • Discrimination
  • Industrial relations
  • Data protection

This country guide is intended to be a summary of the major areas of employment law & HR practice and does not constitute legal or HR advice. The guidance was correct at the time of publishing and professional advice should always be sought as specific needs arise.

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