The Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 & 2001, require employers to provide employees with a written statement of terms of employment. This is generally taken to mean a contract of employment and there are very specific items, apart from hours of work, remuneration, title / position, which need to be included.
Other elements of employment for which specific legislation has been enacted, and for which further information, is available here:
ISME members have access to a comprehensive template Company handbook containing a range of policies and procedures relevant to their business here. It includes detailed grievance and discipline procedures, social media, mobile phone usage, company car, bullying and harassment, dress (code of conduct) and alcohol and drugs policies amongst many others:
The major piece of legislation covering employment in Ireland is the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997. Specifically, this Act deals with hours of work, employee’s entitlement to rest periods, annual holidays and the calculation of entitlements, as well as other employment aspects. The Act also contains a suggested working hours’ time sheet, and this is available for ISME members here: Terms of Employment (2015) Hours of Work