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Employment law – comparisons between Ireland and Northern Ireland

There are a range of differences between employment law applicable to Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Employment law across the jurisdictions is constantly developing, incorporating a wide range of areas including:

  • Employment of young persons
  • Minimum wage
  • Minimum notice
  • Pensions
  • Discipline
  • Health and safety
  • Equality
  • Holidays
  • Leave

Morgan McManus Solicitors have offices in the border counties of Fermanagh and Monaghan.  The company, in collaboration with the CBI and Pinsent Masons, has produced a Comparative Analysis of Employment Law in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which is an immediate Reference Guide for North/South Employers.

Paul Gillen of Pinsent Masons outlines to Northern Ireland industry and government the divergence arising between Northern Ireland Employment Law and the law in Great Britain.

Brian Morgan highlights to Cross Border Businesses the differences between Northern Ireland Employment Law and the law in the Republic of Ireland.

Many employers find Employment Law a minefield. This document shows the additional complication faced by cross border and cross jurisdictional Human Resources practitioners, where failure to be aware of these differences can often be fatal to a business.

This Comparative Analysis aims to give advance warning to employers working in these jurisdictions regarding the employment law differences and the manner in which these differences should be addressed in the employment contracts and staff handbooks to be drawn up.