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The 5 Day Statement of Core Terms When Commencing Employment

Are you an employer?

Did you know that since 4th March 2019 you are obliged to give a statement of ‘core terms’ to the employee within 5 days of her commencing employment?

This is known as the ‘5 day statement’ and is pursuant to section 7 of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 and the Terms of Employment (Information) act ,1994 and 2001.

The statement must contain the following particulars:

  • The names of the employer and employee
  • The address of the employer
  • The duration of the contract
  • The rate or method of calculation of pay/remuneration and the pay reference period for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act 2000
  • The number of hours the employee will be expected to work per normal day and per week
  • Any applicable employment regulation order or sectoral employment order

You can download a template statement from the Workplace Relations Commission website here.