“I took on a farm worker in the last couple of months to help me out during the busy calving and breeding season. Things are working out well and I plan on keeping him on. What do I need to do legally to cover myself in taking him on as an employee?”

Employment law was overhauled recently with the introduction of the Workplace Relations Act 2015. It established the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on 1 October 2015 which is now responsible for ensuring compliance and enforcement of employment rights legislation which was formerly operated by NERA.