As an employee you are entitled to certain basic rights regardless of the industry you are employed in.
Below is a list of the basic minimum rights and entitlements which you should receive when you are engaged in employment.
- Contract of Employment
- Pay in line with the National Minimum Wage
- Annual Leave
- Public Holidays
- Fair Procedures
Your Employment Rights
Contract of Employment
When an employee commences work with an employer they are automatically entitled to a contract of employment. The terms and conditions of this contract of employment may be written or oral, expressed or implied. These terms and conditions would typically include:
- the date the employment started
- the job title and nature of work
- the rate of pay or method of calculation of pay and sick pay and pensions (If any).
All employees are entitled to receive a payslip from their employer. This payslip should clearly specify:
- the gross wages payable to the employee
- the nature and amount of any deductions.
The National Minimum Wage
All employees are entitled to receive the national minimum wage, which at present is €9.15 per hour. Most experienced adults are entitled to this rate of minimum wage; however there are some exceptions such as:
- persons under the age of 18