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Opening of the Workplace Relations Commission Cork Southern Region Office

The Minister for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD today officially opened the new Cork Southern Region office of the Workplace Relations Comm...

Professional Opportunities with the WRC

Professional opportunities with the WRC - Inspector (North West Region)

Employment Rights in Ireland – Information for Ukrainian Nationals

Ukrainian citizens can work legally in Ireland once they have received their letter confirming they have been granted Temporary Protection under the EU Directi...

New Members appointed to the Board of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)

Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD, has recently appointed new Ordinary Members to the Board of the Workplace Relations C...

Tánaiste publishes Redundancy Payments (Amendment) Bill

Special State payment for workers made redundant who have lost reckonable service

Public holidays during the Christmas period

There are three public holidays falling during this year’s Christmas period, namely Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day.

Minister Launches Workplace Relations Commission Strategy Statement 2022-2024

The Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD, today launched the third Strategy Statement of the Workplace Relations Commission...

The WRC Information and Inspection Infoline phone number is changing.

From Wednesday 1 December 2021 the phone number for the Workplace Relations Commission Information and Inspection Infoline will change.

Rights for all seasons

The European Labour Authority (ELA) launched the awareness-raising campaign ‘Rights for all seasons’.

Supreme Court judgment: Impact on WRC Adjudications, the Workplace Relations Act 2015 and related statutes

Following delivery of the judgment of the Supreme Court in Zalewski v. Adjudication Officer and WRC, Ireland and the Attorney General [2021] IESC 24 on 6 April...

Workplace Relations Commission – Inspector Competition

The Public Appointments Service are running a competition for Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Inspectors and the closing date is 15.00 Thursday, 20 May 2...

Workplace Relations Commission publishes 2020 Annual Report

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has published its sixth Annual Report.

WRC Adjudication Case Schedule

Adjudication Hearings for week beginning 20 March 2023

Tánaiste Signs Code of Practice on Right to Disconnect

From today, all employees officially have the Right to Disconnect from work and have a better work-life balance, after Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Tr...

COVID-19 Update – 31st March 2021

Further to the most recent Government announcement (30th March 2021) in relation to Covid-19 related restrictions, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) wil...

Press Release - 3 February 2021

Workplace Relations Commission /Health and Safety Authority launch Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at...

COVID-19 Update – 14 January 2021

COVID-19 Update – 14 January 2021

Code of Practice on the ‘‘Right to Disconnect’’

Further to section 20(2) of the Workplace Relations Act, 2015, and in the context of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997, the Workplace Relations Commis...

Employment Equality Complaints – January to June 2020

Publication re Employment Equality Complaints

Open competition for appointment as Adjudication Officer in the WRC

Opportunities now exist for suitably qualified and committed individuals to take up the role of Adjudication Officer (Assistant Principal Officer Level)

COVID-19 Update - 28 May 2021

WRC Notice to Parties, Representatives and Stakeholders on Remote Hearings.

COVID-19 Update – 20 October 2020

Mindful of the most recent Government announcement, the WRC has postponed all in-person Adjudication Hearings, Conciliation Meetings, and Mediations for a for ...

Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) COVID-19 Update – 24 September 2020

Adjudication Service -Oral Hearings and Conciliation, Advisory & Mediation Service - Meetings and Conferences in Lansdowne House in Dublin will proceed for wee...

Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) COVID-19 Update – 18 September 2020

WRC Adjudication and Conciliation Service are postponing Dublin based Hearings and Meetings from 19th September 2020.

WRC Audit of the Independent Film and Television Drama Production Sector in the Republic of Ireland

Further to a joint request from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and Screen Producers Irelands (SPI), the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) carried...

Notice to Employers availing of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS)

The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (‘TWSS’) was established under Part 7 of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020.

Legal Researchers in the Civil Service

Vacancies exist for Legal Researchers in the Office of the Attorney General, Workplace Relations Commission and Department of Justice and Equality.

Guidance for Visitors in Face-to-face Hearings in WRC Offices

Please see attached the WRC guidance for oral/face to face hearings. We have put arrangements in place to ensure hearings are conducted in line with public hea...

Workplace Relations Commission publishes 2019 Annual Report

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has published its fifth Annual Report.

COVID-19 Update - 18 June 2020

COVID-19 Update - 18 June 2020

Lay-Offs/Short-time due to COVID-19

Have you been laid off work due to COVID-19?

Breaks and rest periods while working from home

Are you working from home due to COVID-19?

New Registrar to Workplace Relations Commission

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation has appointed Ms. Gwendolen Morgan as Registrar to the Workplace Relations Commission.

COVID-19 Update - 18 March 2020

COVID-19 Update - 18 March 2020

Covid-19 WRC Cancellations

WRC has cancelled all Adjudication Hearings, Conciliation Meetings, Face to Face mediations, and on-site Inspections until the 29th March

Opening of the Workplace Relations Commission Ennis Regional Services Office

The Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Mr Pat Breen TD, formally opened the Ennis Regional Servic...

Ministers welcome access for members of An Garda Síochána to the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court

1st February, 2020 From today, Garda members will have access to the industrial relations machinery of the State, due to the enactment of the Industrial Relat...

New National Minimum Wage from 1 January 2023

The National Minimum Wage will increase with changes coming into effect from 1 January 2023.

WRC Publishes its Work Programme for 2020

The WRC has published a Work Programme of the activities that the Commission intends to carry out in 2020.

Registrar position - Workplace Relations Commision

The position of Registrar - Workplace Relations Commission has been advertised on

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day - Thursday, 10th October 2019

World Mental Health Day – Life & Work

World Mental Health Day - Thursday, 10th October 2019

Audit of the Republic of Ireland Independent Film and Television Drama Production Sector

Following a joint request by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), the Services, Industry, Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU), and Screen Producers ...

Updated Guide to Employment, Labour and Equality Law

Since we published our Guide to Employment, Labour and Equality Law in September 2018 there have been changes under employment law.

Latest Decisions & Recommendations

Please find the latest Workplace Relations Commission decisions & determinations from 20 February 2023 to 6 March 2023

Workplace Relations Commission concludes latest inspection of whitefish vessels

Last week the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) successfully completed its latest round of inspections of Irish-registered whitefish vessels.

ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference (BDC19)

The WRC will attend this year’s ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference (BDC19) from 2-4 July at The School of Business, Trinity College, Dublin.

Minimum rates of pay for workers in the construction and electrical contracting sectors set to rise by 2.7% in the Autumn as Minister Breen gives go ahead for ...

Minimum rates of pay for workers in the construction and electrical contracting sectors set to rise by 2.7% in the Autumn as Minister Breen gives go ahead for ...

Welcome to the WRC's redesigned website

The WRC launched its redesigned website on 7 May 2019. This represents a very positive and significant development in the WRC’s service to our users.

Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) publishes 2018 Annual Report

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) today published its fourth Annual Report. The report highlighted a significant increase in activity relative to previo...

Updated Employment Agencies List

Please find the updated Licenced Agencies list as at 01/03/2023

Employment Misc. Provisions Act 2018

The Employment Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2018 came into effect on Monday 4 March 2019. The Act introduces significant changes in relation to employer obliga...

Best practice on longer working life

To mark International Day of Older Persons, the WRC want to remind employers and employees of our code of practice on longer working

WRC Publishes new Guide to Employment, Labour and Equality Law

WRC has published an updated version of the Guide to Employment, Labour and Equality Law.

Visit the WRC ‘Walk through Working Life’ at the National Ploughing Championships

Take a tour of our ‘Walk Through Working Life’ exhibition and inform yourself about all aspects of working life

Non-permanent employment is not an extensive feature of employment in Ireland

The ESRI has found that non-permanent or “contingent” employment has fallen back to pre-recession levels and lies below the EU average.

Know the signs of labour exploitation - human trafficking can happen in your workplace

Would you know what do if you thought someone was being subjected to labour exploitation?

New Release of the e-Complaint Form

A revised release of the Workplace Relations Complaint Form has now been launched. This release caters for complaints relating to a contravention of a Sectoral...

Getting to Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in Lansdowne House.

Detailed information for getting to the WRC office in Lansdowne House

GDPR & Employment Records

Read more in relation to how GDPR affects your obligations regarding employment records kept.

Unpaid Work

Have you been asked to do an unpaid work experience placement, work trial or internship or to work for room and board only?

WRC External Adjudicator Competition

The Public Appointments Service are running a competition for WRC External Adjudicators and the closing date is 14th June 2018.

Service Impact

Due to a system upgrade our Adjudication Service Team and our Information and Customer Service Team will be unable to answer questions by telephone or email to...

Delay in email confirmations

One of our computer systems is being upgraded. If you send an online complaint form between 4pm, Thursday, May 10th and 8am, Monday, May 14th there will be a d...

Workplace Relations Commission publishes 2017 Annual Report

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) today published its second full year annual report.

Employment Status

Notwithstanding what your contract states, if you think you’re an employee and have a complaint about how you’re being treated in relation to employment rights...

WRC publishes first annual Customer Survey

The WRC today published the results of its first annual customer survey.

New Sectoral Employment Order

With effect from 6 March 2018, a new SEO has effect in the Mechanical Engineering Construction Sector.

Service Update - 4 March 2018

The WRC will provide a full service on Monday 5 March. Please select 'Read More'

Absence during extreme weather events

Extreme and severe weather events can impact on an employee’s ability to report for work and an employer’s ability to operate his/her business and to be able t...

Notice to WRC Service Users (Updated 28th Feb re cancellations)

Met Eireann is predicting that Ireland will experience a very severe drop in temperatures as the week progresses and it is anticipated that very heavy snow wil...

The World of Work: A Shifting Landscape

WRC hosted its inaugural seminar on 6th February 2018 - “The World of Work: A Shifting Landscape” which centered on 1. Temporary Work and 2. Longer Working

WRC Publishes its Work Programme for 2018

The Workplace Relations Commission has published its Work Programme for 2018.

Taking Care of Business: Free advice and information for businesses

Thirty State bodies and services will be ready to give expert advice and information to SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs at Taking Care of Business, a free on...

Minister Pat Breen signs Order to increase pay for workers in the construction sector

Revised Statutory minimum pay, pension and sick pay entitlements for craftsmen, construction operatives and apprentices employed in the construction Sector now...

Storm Ophelia-WRC and Labour Court Offices closed on 16th October

Due to Storm Ophelia, all WRC and Labour Court Offices will remain closed tomorrow Monday 16th October.

WRC Information & Customer Service - Closed Monday 16/10/2017

Due to the status red weather warning the WRC Information & Customer Service centre will be closed on Monday 16/10/2017

VIDEO - Mediation

VIDEO - Mediation - Its Position In The Dispute Resolution Process

Mechanical Engineering SEO

The Labour Court received a request in accordance with the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act,  2015 to 'examine the terms and conditions relating to remuner...

Employment Appeals Tribunal change of address

Change of address from October 3rd 2017

Bringing Supports for Small Businesses Under One Roof

A Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation initiative, Taking Care of Business will bring up to 30 State bodies together to offer advice to small busi...

Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) will host their first "Walk Through Working Life" Exhibition at National Ploughing Championships

Opportunity for employers and employees to learn about key stages of employment from starting employment to retirement

Minister Pat Breen accepts recommendation for pay increases for construction workers

Pat Breen TD, Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has accepted the recommendation made by the Labour Court regarding rates o...

Guidance Note for a WRC Adjudication Hearing

The following is a general guide for the structure and procedure of a WRC Adjudication Hearing.

Press Release re Housing Assistance Grant Decisions

Oonagh Buckley, Director General of the Workplace Relations (WRC) noted the publication today (21 August, 2017) of important decisions by a WRC Adjudication Of...

WRC Inspections in fisheries Sector

The Workplace Relations Commissions (WRC) has today (Thursday) published its report on its operations over the past 18 months in support of multi-agency enforc...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald welcome proposals to increase National Minimum Wage by 30c

The Low Pay Commission is recommending an increase in the national minimum wage of 30 cents to €9.55 per hour.

Notice of Intention to Conduct an Examination into Terms and Conditions in the Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Sector

The Labour Court hereby gives notice of its intention to conduct an examination of the terms and conditions relating to the remuneration and any sick pay schem...

WRC Regional Services to be rolled out across the country

Minister Joe McHugh T.D., formally opened ) the Sligo Regional Services Office of the Workplace Relations Commission.

WRC and ILO Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding that underpins its ongoing collaborative association with the International L...

Teagasc Conference on Employing People on Farms

Teagasc launched the Farm Labour Best Practice for Recruiting and Managing Employees Manual at a conference yesterday (15th June) in Thurles.

Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020

The attached document represents the outcome of discussions facilitated by the WRC in respect of the extension of the Lansdowne Road Agreement and the previous...

Minister Breen signs Order to increase pay for Security Operatives from 1st June

Pat Breen TD, Minister for Employment and Small Business signed an Employment Regulation Order for the Security Industry, which provides for three pay increase...