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Employment Relations

The IDA Employment Relations Service offers information and advice to members on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship.

Dentists as Employers

The majority of Principal Dentists in private practice are employers, employing Dental Surgery Assistants, Dental Nurses, Receptionists, Practice Managers etc. Employment Law can be a minefield for small business owners. The key message for employers, is to be proactive in the introduction fof policies and procedures. 'Lack of knowledge' of the law is no defence under the employment legislation.

Dentists as Employees

The IDA also assists dentists who are employees.

 

Parental Leave increased to 18 weeks

On 8 March 2013 Regulations giving effect to EU Directive 2010/18/EU on parental leave increased the amount of parental leave available to each parent per child from 14 weeks to 18 weeks.