Employment rights

Free and confidential help with employment rights is available from Labour Relations Agency for employers and employees. The Department provides online guidance on employment rights on nidirect for employees and nibusinessinfo.co.uk for employers.


Advice on employment rights

Information on organisations who can give advice on employment rights, working conditions, redundancy, insolvency and paid holiday entitlement.


Employment Agency Inspectorate

The Employment Agency Inspectorate (EAI) of the Department for the Economy (DfE) is responsible for the regulation of the private recruitment sector which is based in Northern Ireland.

It is not able to consider matters relating to employment agencies/businesses which are located in England, Scotland or Wales.

Work and families

Following a broadly positive response to the public consultation Sharing Parental Rights, Extending Flexibility at Work, the Department for the Economy has introduced new rights for working families from April 2015.

Related to Employment rights

Access to information

How to request information from the Department for the Economy including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

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