Employers and Employees have rights and obligations. Employee rights include a right to written terms/contract of employment, written payslips, holiday entitlements and rest periods.
Employees acquire a right not to be unfairly dismissed after 12 months (and shorter in limited circumstances) in addition to a right to redundancy payments after 2 years. Employers have the obligation to provide for the safety of their employees including safe place of work, safe method of work and proper safety equipment. For more information see www.workplacerelations.ie