Ireland has a trade-dependent economy—its export sector is dominated by technologies, machineries, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and agricultural products. Ireland has also been ranked 1st for high-value foreign direct investment (FDI) flows 6 years in a row. Its loose tax residency requirements made it a common destination for international firms to invest in. Despite the economic contraction due to the pandemic, with a strong export sector, robust job growth, and low inflation, the Irish economy is expected to continue climbing at a steady trend.
Employers need to follow the strict employment guidelines set forth by the local authorities before they could employ in Ireland. This process can be time-consuming as the company first needs a legal entity in the country and it needs to manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance.
Global payroll solutions make it easy to find and hire top talent in Ireland. With one seamless integration and local legal entity, we take care of the compliance matters so that you can start your globelizing plan immediately.
Ireland’s worker classification labour and tax laws distinguish between contractors and full timers. If the individual meets the legal definition of an employee but is classified as a contractor, your company will face penalties.
The primary laws governing employment relationships in Ireland are:
The statutes specify the various forms of employment protection to individual employees.
Globelise will be able to help you navigate through the employment process and so that you will be able to offer a competitive and compliance offer to attract and retain your employees in Ireland.
There are many individual trade unions in Ireland, but the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) is the umbrella organisation for all trade unions in Ireland, which ensures the protection and enshrinement of employee rights in Ireland.
Employees may seek their unions for help when they feel that they are unfairly treated or have been non-compliant with their employment terms.
Probation period in Ireland can last from 6 to 12 months.
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