This plain-language guide outlines and explains the laws which govern employment relations – including the duties and obligations of employers and employees, negotiating employment agreements, collective bargaining, health and safety at work, hours of work, pay and conditions, holidays, termination of employment, disputes and grievances, discrimination, information privacy, and much more. Decisions of the Employment Court, the Employment Relations Authority and other courts and tribunals are used to show how employment laws and agreements are interpreted and applied in real life.

The guide is revised annually, so the law and decisions it reports are right up to date. The 2021 edition:

• contains details of more than 20 Acts of Parliament which govern employment relations and employment practices

• reports the practical impact of all employment law changes which took effect during 2020

• includes important recent decisions from the Employment Court and the Employment Relations Authority.

By Richard Rudman