Introduction to Employment Law, 2019

Course duration: 1 day

Course overview

This workshop is designed for business owners, HR professionals and those with people management responsibility who need to have a basic understanding of employment law, including contracts, working time restrictions, leave entitlements, and record keeping.

Aims and objectives

The workshop is delivered in a down to earth practical manner and is interactive. Through ‘real life’ case studies, you will have an opportunity to discuss issues openly to maximise learning.

Who should attend

The workshop is designed for business owners and/or managers who want to ensure that their business/department is complaint with employment legislation.

Course content

  • Contracts of Employment
  • Payment of Wages
  • Leave entitlements
  • Employment equality
  • Discipline and dismissal
  • Data Protection
  • Pending legislation

Skills learned

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Know what information should be provided in a contract of employment and correctly identify the appropriate contract to use depending on your business needs.
  • Understand the law on payment of wages and deductions.
  • Know break entitlements and working time restrictions.
  • How to calculate annual leave and public holiday entitlements and payment for same.
  • Understand employee leave entitlements such as maternity leave, parental leave etc.
  • Know the process to be followed for dealing with grievances and disciplinary issues.
  • Know what records should be maintained and the minimum HR policies and procedures that all small employers should implement.


There is no certification for this programme.

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Corona Virus Update

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Positive2Work Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses.

In support of this national effort, Positive2Work Skillnet has postponed its public training courses until 19th April 2020.

Positive2Work Skillnet will continue to take bookings for programmes commencing at a later date in 2020, and for our online programmes.

We are also available to discuss your queries about any other future programmes we offer to our members.

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