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Employment Issues

This section deals with employment-related issues when closing or selling a business, including Protection of Employment, Minimum Notice and Redundancy Payments.

Redundancy Calculator On-Line

The Department of Social Protection has a Redundancy Calculator for use by employers calculating the amount of redundancy payment that is due to an employee.

Lump Sum Payments on Redundancy/Retirement.

This document provides a summary of Leaflet IT21 available from The Office of the Revenue Commissioner that outlines the tax treatment of lump sum payments on a redundancy or retirement. The leaflet is addressed directly to the employee and provides examples of the tax relief exemptions described below. A link to the Leaflet is provided.

Pension Schemes The Basics

This document is intended as a basic guide to pensions.

Protection of Employment Act

This document covers the provisions of The Protection of Employment Act, 1997. You are also directed to a contact point for further information. This Guide is not intended to be a complete or authoritative statement of the law; the text of the relevant legislation should be consulted.

Insolvency Payments Scheme

This document outlines the purpose and workings of the Insolvency Payments Scheme.

Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 2001

This document directs you to the explanatory booklet available from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

A guide to the Redundancy Payments Scheme

The  Redundancy Payment's Scheme is administered by the Department of Social Protection.

Redundancy Payments Scheme

This document covers  the Redundancy Payments Scheme


Safeguarding of Employee's Rights on Transfer of Undertakings

This document outlines European Union regulations to safeguard employees? rights on transfer of undertakings.

Guide to Minimum Notice Acts, 1973 to 1991

This document covers the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 to 1991.

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