IFA is holding an employment seminar, Employment Compliance for Farmer Employers, on Thursday 6 May at 7.30pm on Microsoft Teams.

The seminar will include an expert panel to discuss the importance of compliance for farmer employers and an overview of its new employment service.

The panel will take farmer employers through the main issues around employment legislation and the important legal, insurance, and other issues they need to be aware of as an employer.

Overdue service

IFA member services chair Martin Stapleton said that the needs of farmers are not addressed in the area of employment legislation.

“Farmer employers can find themselves very exposed in this area. The provision of a specialised, tailored service in line with farmer needs is long overdue for the agricultural sector.”

The IFA has partnered with HR Duo, a HR specialist company, to offer members a professional employment service.

Managing director of Hr Duo Jerome Forde said: “The impact of poor employment practices could leave farmers exposed to WRC, Labour Court action and many other legal matters. The service is specifically tailored for the employment requirements of farmers.”

The event is registration only. Places are on a first-come, first-served basis.