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Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act: The Impact on Casual and A-Typical Employment Contracts

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act: The Impact on Casual and A-Typical Employment Contracts

This event is brought to you by Legal Island in association with Lewis Silkin Ireland.

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill will become law in the first week of March 2019, having completed its Report and Final stages in the Seanad in December. Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty T.D. has described the Bill as, “one of the most significant pieces of employment legislation in a generation.” It will not be without controversy.

The Act will impact on all employers – one of the provisions is a requirement to issue core terms within FIVE days of an employee starting work. However, the Act will have an even bigger impact in sectors where casual or a-typical contracts are more common, such as retail; the health and care sectors; tourism and hospitality; education; fast food; and more.

Why is this event important for you?

The Act will bring with it some important and complex changes to the law, including minimum hourly payments (calculated at 3 x the NMW) where work is promised but not provided to employees and the need to offer guaranteed ‘banded hours’ to those who regularly work more than their contracted hours.

The Act will also bring some strong penalties for employers who fall foul of the law, including:

  • Awards to employees who are not issued with core employment terms in writing within one month of starting employment
  • Fines of up to €5,000
  • Anti-penalisation awards of up to two years’ salary
  • Fixed penalty notices
  • Imprisonment of up to 12 months

After attending you will:

  • Understand how the Act will impact on your organisation and what you must do to stay on the right side of the law
  • Understand how to calculate minimum payments and possible awards and penalties
  • Understand how to calculate banded hour contracts

Note: Practical group exercises, precedent wording and template documents to reinforce learning will form an integral part of this event.

Course overview/outline programme

This event has four core sections, each of which will have practical group exercises, precedent wording and/or template documents to reinforce learning:

  • New Information Requirements
  • Zero-hour Contracts and Minimum Payments
  • Banded Hours
  • Anti-penalisation Provisions and Other Potential Penalties

Who should attend?

This event is ideal for HR professionals and others who advise on the issuing of employment contracts but will be of particular value to those organisations who issue temporary or a-typical contracts, including zero-hour contracts, to employees. For this reason, sectors that will find this event especially useful will include retail; the HSE; care work; tourism and hospitality; education; and fast food.

When and where?
9:20 am - 1:00 pm on Wednesday 27th February 2019
The Gibson Hotel, Point Square, Dublin

Standard Rate: €395
Charity/Small Company* Rate: €345
Save €20 if you pay online when booking.

*All organisations with fewer than 50 employees or charities qualify for our Charity/Small company rate. The number of employees includes all branches, subsidiary/parent companies, boards, trusts and federated organisations.

In association with:

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Please note that Legal Island will be filming the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act event. The filming will focus on the speakers and presentation slides. Whilst the focus of the filming is not of the attending delegates please note we cannot guarantee you will not be captured on film in the background of the event.

The video will be used by Legal Island for marketing, online and social media use. By attending this event, you give consent to all such filming and to unrestricted transmissions of any resulting footage. Please contact the Event Manager if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

Event details


9:20am - 1:00pm


27 February 2019


The Gibson Hotel, Dublin


Standard Rate: €395
Charity/Small Company* Rate: €345
Save €20 if you pay online when booking.