What are the employment legislations?

What are the employment legislations?

Employment legislation covers the different statutes or acts that set out the legal entitlements employees have to certain conduct, benefits and rights from their employer or their employment. Anyone working in HR will be trained in employment legislation and how it relates to all aspects of work.

What are my rights as an employee Northern Ireland?

Rights of workers protection against unauthorised deductions from pay. maternity, paternity and adoption pay (but not leave) protection against less favourable treatment if you make a disclosure in the public interest (often called ‘whistleblowing’) not be discriminated against unlawfully.

What is the purpose of the Employment Rights Act 1996?

Employment Rights Act 1996 (1996 c 18) An Act to consolidate enactments relating to employment rights. This Act covers areas such as unfair dismissal, redundancy payments, protection of wages, zero hour contracts, Sunday working, suspension from work, flexible working and termination of employment.

Do Working Time Regulations apply in Northern Ireland?

A limit of an average of 48 hours (averaged over a period of 17 weeks) can be worked although individuals may choose to work longer by opting out. The opt-out has to be with the agreement of both employer and employee and has to be in writing. Under 18’s can’t work more than 8 hours per day or 40 hours a week.

Is the Employment Rights ( Northern Ireland ) Order 1996 still in force?

Changes to legislation: The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 23 November 2019. There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date.

How is employment law different in Ni and GB?

NI is in large part reacting to the GB developments, albeit employment law is a devolved power in NI. ROI, on the other hand, has some very different structures to the other two jurisdictions, although a number of changes, such as those in whistleblowing or employment dispute reforms, have drawn from the UK experiences and legislative language.

Who is responsible for equality in Northern Ireland?

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) are jointly responsible, as the Independent Mechanism for Northern Ireland (IMNI), for promoting, protecting and monitoring implementation of the Convention in Northern Ireland.

Why do we need explanatory notes in Northern Ireland?

Text created by the Northern Ireland Assembly department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly.