Enabling employers & employees to achieve compliance through: - Information and Education - Inspection - Prosecution - Enforcement NERA Achieving Compliance
NERAs Information Services Approximately 500 calls per day - 80,000 to date his year Quarter of a million visitors & 1.5M web page impressions on our website from Jan 14 th 2008 to Date 7,400 email enquiries to date this year Approximately 40% of these are employers
NERAs Information Campaign NERAs Information Services
Sectoral Campaigns Agriculture/Mushroom Construction National Minimum Wage Protection of Young Persons Security Catering Hotel NERAs Inspection Services
Employer Registration Number Name and address and PPS Number of each employee Terms of Employment for each employee Payroll details Copies of pay slips Employees job classification Dates of commencement and termination Hours of work (rosters) Register of employees under 18 years of age Holidays & public holidays What Will An Inspector Look For?
Start and finish times not recorded No statement of terms and conditions Statutory Minimum Rate not paid National Minimum Wage Act Payment of Wages Act - pay slips Organisation of Working Time Act Non payment of overtime Holidays Incomplete records Types of Breaches Detected
NERAs Future Employment Law Compliance Bill makes provision for: – establishment of NERA on statutory footing – standardisation of powers of NERA Inspectors across the range of employment legislation – maintenance of statutory employment records (payroll; time records) – increased/standardised fines for non-compliance with statutory employment rights, typically: 5000/12 months imprisonment on summary conviction 250,000/three years imprisonment following conviction on indictment – statutory Protection for complainants & whistleblowers – an enforcement role for NERA under Employment Permits Acts 2003 & 2006
Achieving a national culture of employment rights compliance