Employment Contracts

This employment law guide explores employment contracts and explains how to avoid common pitfalls.


A contract is a set of promises made between two or more parties which have the intention of being legally binding. This means that there is a clear objective that, should either party not to keep to their promise, the other party may take enforcement action.

All ROI employees, apprentices and agency workers must be provided with a written statement of the main terms of employment within two months of commencement (one month if under 18 years of age).

There are, however, certain pieces of information about the employment relationship that must be included in the written statement of main terms and provided to the employee.

This is a requirement of the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994- 2012.

Download this free guide to learn more about:

  • Terms of employment
  • Types of terms
  • Custom and practice
  • Changing/varying terms of employment
  • Different types of contract

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