Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Act, 1973

Written statement of terms of employment.

9.—(1) An employee may, for the purposes of ascertaining or confirming any term of his employment (including the date of commencement of that employment), require his employer to furnish him with a written statement containing all or any of the following particulars in relation to the following matters, that is to say—

(a) the date of commencement of his employment,

(b) the rate or method of calculation of his remuneration,

(c) the length of the intervals between the times at which remuneration is paid, whether weekly, monthly or any other period,

(d) any terms or conditions relating to hours of work or over-time,

(e) any terms or conditions relating to—

(i) holidays and holiday pay,

(ii) incapacity for work due to sickness or injury and sick pay, and

(iii) pensions and pension schemes,

(f) the period of notice which the employee is obliged to give and entitled to receive to determine his contract of employment, or (if the contract of employment is for a fixed term) the date on which the contract expires.

(2) The Minister may by order provide that employees may require their employers to furnish such further or other particulars of their contracts of employment as may be specified in the order.

(3) Subject to subsection (4) of this section, an employer shall, within one month after he has been required so to do under subsection (1) of this section, furnish to his employee a written statement in accordance with that subsection.

(4) A statement furnished by an employer under subsection (3) of this section may, in lieu of specifying the particulars requested by the employee under this section, refer the employee to a document containing those particulars which the employee has reasonable opportunities of reading during the course of his employment, or which is reasonably accessible to him in some other way.

(5) An employer shall, within one month after an employee commences work with that employer, furnish to that employee the particulars specified in this section.

(6) The Minister may by order amend or revoke an order under this section, including this subsection.