Ius Laboris provides expert guidance to employers on the employment rights of their employees.
The employment contract of each individual is their starting point – and vitally important to get right. We offer advice on terms and conditions and on any unusual or tricky areas, such as non-competition clauses. The better the employment relationship is set up, the better the chances it will continue and thrive.
labor rights – Wikipedia
Labor rights or workers’ rights are a group of legal rights and claimed human rights having to do with labor relations between workers and their employers, usually obtained under labor and employment law. In general, these rights’ debates have to do with negotiating workers’ pay, benefits, and safe working conditions. One of the most central of these rights is the right to unionize. Unions take advantage of collective bargaining and industrial action to increase their members’ wages and otherwise change their working situation. Labor rights can also take in the form of worker’s control and worker’s self management in which workers have a democratic voice in decision and policy making. The labor movement initially focused on this “right to unionize”, but attention has shifted elsewhere.
Employees Rights 101 – FindLaw
A job applicant also has certain rights even prior to being hired as an employee. Those rights include the right to be free from discrimination based on age, gender, race, national origin, or religion during the hiring process. … In most states, employees have a right to privacy in the workplace.
Employers’ obligations and employees’ rights – Citizens Information
Employers are responsible for ensuring that all their employees receive certain basic employment rights. These rights are governed by detailed employment legislation. If you employ people or are setting up a business that will employ people you need to be familiar with your responsibilities and your employees’ rights.
Here we outline the responsibilities of employers. The focus is on your duties to your employees. You can get more information from the Workplace Relations Commission’s Information and Customer Service or from bodies representing your sector such as IBEC (the Irish Business and Employers Confederation) or ISME (Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Assocation) or the Small Firms Assocation. The guide for employers, Employment Law Explained (pdf) and the general guide to employment law (pdf) are available on workplacerelations.ie.
getting the National Minimum Wage
protection against unlawful deductions from wages
the statutory minimum level of paid holiday
the statutory minimum length of rest breaks
to not work more than 48 hours on average per week or to opt out of this right if they choose
protection against unlawful discrimination
protection for ‘whistleblowing’ – reporting wrongdoing in the workplace
to not be treated less favourably if they work part-time
All employees, full-time, part-time, permanent, fixed-term or casual, are entitled to a copy of their (individual or collective) employment agreement in writing. The employment agreement must have terms and conditions which are at least as good as the minimum rights in the law.
Minimum rights and responsibilities set out in law apply to all employees, even if:
they’re not in your employment agreement, or
your employment agreement tries to trade some off against each other, or
your employment agreement tries to make you get less than these minimums, or
you don’t have an employment agreement (although your employer is required to give you one).