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What is the change? Ireland will soon require applicants for new and renewal employment permits to include signed copies of their employment contracts with their applications. The new requirement is among a host of changes that will be implemented Monday under new regulations.
What does the change mean? Employers should take note of the changes and plan accordingly.
Key information: The Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2018 will take effect March 26. Key points include:
In cases where a Labour Market Needs Test is required, the test should be initiated on or after March 26 if the job in question has been removed from the ICEL by the new regulations.
BAL Analysis: Employers should be prepared to provide copies of employment contracts and to meet other new requirements when submitting employment permit applications on or after March 26. Those with case-specific questions about the new requirements should contact BAL.
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