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Government approves priority drafting of legislation to address problems caused by the increased casualization of work and to strengthen the regulation of prec...

The draft proposals, which address zero hour contracts, low hour contracts, banded hours and related matters, are targeted at low-paid workers in particular.

Minister Pat Breen marks 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Employment Appeals Tribunal

Nearly 200,000 decisions by EAT since its establishment contributing hugely to employment rights in Ireland. EAT is winding down as part of the restructuring ...

Updated Guide to Decisions and Determinations Database

An updated Guide to carrying out searches on the Decisions and Determinations database has been published.

Minister Updates Employment Permits Regulations

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O'Connor T.D., has signed the Employment Permit Regulations 2017. Employment Permit Regulations...

WRC Publishes its Annual Report for 2016

The Workplace Relations Commission has published its Annual Report for 2016, and announced an additional 5 new regional hearing venues.

WRC Publishes Guidance Note for Practitioners/Respondents

The WRC has issued a Guide for Practitioners and Representatives submitting complaints or disputes to the Commission.

WRC Publishes its Work Programme for 2017

The Workplace Relations Commission has published its Work Programme for 2017.

Christmas and New Year Arrangements 2017/2018

All Offices and Buildings of the Workplace Relations Commission will be closed on:

Minister Breen encourages interested parties to make submissions to Low Pay Commission on National Minimum Wage and Board and Lodging Rates

The Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen TD, is encouraging those with an interest in the national minimum wage to make submissions to the Low...

Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches new New Employment Permits Online Application System

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today (1st December 2016) officially launched a new Employment Permits Online ...

WRC Publishes Progress Report and Commentary on its first 12 Months of operation

The Workplace Relations Commission has published a Progress Report and Commentary on its first 12 months of operation.

Minister Mitchell O’Connor officially opens offices of Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and Labour Courts in Lansdowne House 

Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell-O’Connor T.D., today (Monday, 21st November 2016), officially opened the new offices of the WRC and L...

Minister Breen signs Order to increase pay for Contract Cleaners

Pat Breen TD, Minister for Employment and Small Business signed an amended Employment Regulation Order for the Contract Cleaning Sector, which provides for thr...

The Workplace Relations Commission in Dublin has Moved

As of Tuesday 1st November the Workplace Relations Commission in Dublin has moved to Lansdowne House.

WRC takes part in North Atlantic Maritime Project

Members of the Workplace Relations' Inspection Service took part in a recent Joint Operation focusing on labour exploitation in the Fishing Industry.

WRC and PSA Sign new Memorandum of Understanding

A commitment to closer co-operation between the Private Security Authority (PSA) and the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) was given following the signing o...

Minister Breen, requests the Low Pay Commission to review the rates for “board and lodgings” which are reckonable as part of the national minimum wage.

Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen T.D., today asked the Low Pay Commission to review the rates for “board and lodgings” which are reckonable...

Notice of Intention to Conduct an Examination into Terms and Conditions of Electricians and their Apprentices employed in the Electrical Contracting Industry

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

Contract Cleaning Industry JLC publishes Draft Employment Regulation Order

The Joint Labour Committee for the Contract Cleaning Industry has formulated proposals for fixing the minimum remuneration and working conditions of workers in...

WRC Publishes Annual Report for 2015

The WRC has published its Annual Report for the period from its establishment on 1st October 2015 to 31st December 2015.

Updated Version of Workplace Relations Complaint Form

A revised release of the Workplace Relations Complaint Form has now been launched.

Better Control and Enhanced Protection for Posted Workers in Ireland Delivered

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen TD today announced that t...

WRC Publishes Employment Law Explained

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has today published its Employment Law Explained booklet which summarises rights and obligations under employment, equ...

New Memorandum of Understanding between RSA and WRC

The Road Safety Authority and Workplace Relations Commission have signed an MoU in relation to Inspections and Investigations and the exchange of information.

WRC Publishes its Guide to Inspections

The Workplace Relations Commission has published its Guide to Inspections.

WRC Publishes First Progress Report & Commentary

The WRC has published a Progress Report and Commentary on its first 6 months of operation.

Ministers Bruton and Nash publish Experts’ Report on examination and review of laws protecting employees

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and the Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash today published the report of the t...

Minister Launches WRC Strategy Statement

Workplace Relations Commission launches its Strategy Statement targeting reduced waiting times and promoting early resolution

Publication of Freedom of Information Schemes

The WRC, Labour Court, EAT and Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation have published their FOI Information Scheme documents.

Census 2016

The next census will take place on Sunday April 24th, 2016. Census enumerators are currently visiting every home in Ireland to deliver census forms.

Agreement boosts cross border protection for workers in Ireland

Exploited workers look set to benefit from additional protection in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic after the Gangmasters Licensing Association signed ...

Launch of Online Employment Permits Application Status Enquiry Tool

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton TD, welcomed the launch this week of a new service for the users of the Employment Permits...

Employers’ Disability Information Service Launched

The new national Employers Disability Information service (EDI) designed to provide employers with an expert peer source of advice and information on employing...

New National Minimum Wage from 1st January 2016

The Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD and the Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English TD have welcomed the introduction of t...

Minister Nash encourages interested parties to make submissions to Low Pay Commission on new round of work

LPC examining preponderance of women on minimum wage, the appropriateness of sub-minima rates for young people and the rate of the National Minimum Wage

Minister Nash Publishes Government Commissioned Report on Zero Hour Contracts

The Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD has published a new report, “A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hours Contracts among Irish Employers and t...

Budget 2016

Budget 2016 “hits the bullseye for startups, entrepreneurs and jobs”, as it incentivises innovative startups, rewards successful entrepreneurs and makes sure t...

Bruton launches new era for employment rights and industrial relations

The Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD and the Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD today announced a new era for employment rights and i...

Progress on Workplace Relations Reform

The Workplace Relations Act 2015, which reforms the State's employment rights and industrial relations structures, will commence on 1st October 2015

Minister Bruton signs new Statutory Instruments

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., has recently signed into effect a number of Employment Rights and Industrial Relatio...

Workers can now accrue annual leave while on long-term sick leave

“We are striking the right balance between protecting the rights of vulnerable workers who are ill and trying to minimise the cost to business” - Minister Nash

Low Pay Commission recommends increase in National Minimum Wage of 50 cent to €9.15

The Low Pay Commission is recommending an increase in the National Minimum Wage of 50 cent per hour.

Collective Bargaining and Registered Employment Agreements legislation passes

The Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash, TD, has announced that the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015 has passed all stages.

Minister Bruton Delivers on Workplace Reform

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD today (Monday) welcomed the signing into law of the Workplace Relations Act 2015 and annou...

Minister Bruton welcomes MRCI paper on Childcare & Domestic Work Sector

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton TD, today (Wednesday) welcomed the publication by the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland of a...

Industrial Relations News

The Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015 was published on Thursday 14th May 2015. The National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Bill was published on 13...

Employment Permits - Trusted Partner Initiative

The objective of the initiative is to ease the administrative burden on employers/connected persons/EEA contractors in expansion mode and to remove the require...

Government agrees major reforming industrial relations legislation

Legislation will provide significant strengthening of laws to protect and promote workers’ rights and the low paid, and certainty for businesses and employers ...

Contract Cleaning Industry JLC publishes Draft Employment Regulation Order

The Joint Labour Committee for the Contract Cleaning Industry has formulated proposals for fixing the minimum remuneration and working conditions of workers in...

Minister Bruton calls for applications for membership of Board of the Workplace Relations Commission

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD, is inviting people from worker, employer and equality backgrounds, and those with expertise...

New Low Pay Commission calls for submissions on the National Minimum Wage

The new body tasked with advising the Government on the appropriate rate of the national minimum wage is calling for submissions.

Minister Nash appoints Donal de Buitléir as Chairperson of the Low Pay Commission

The Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD, has appointed Dr Donal de Buitléir as the Chairperson of the Low Pay Commission

Ministers Bruton and Nash congratulate Patricia King on her appointment

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and the Minister of State for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD, today (Wednesday) congr...

Changes to Employment entitlements of Non-EEA Students holding Immigration Stamp 2

Changes to the Employment entitlements of Non-EEA Students holding immigration Stamp 2 – with effect from 1 September 2016.

Ministers Bruton and Nash to reform the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act

Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation and Ged Nash TD, Minister for Business and Employment today (Tuesday) announced Cabinet approv...

Minister Nash announces details of study into the prevalence of zero hour contracts

The Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD, has issued a call for tenders to carry out a study into the prevalence of zero hour and low hour contrac...

Memorandum of Understanding between NERA and HSA

A Memorandum of understanding was signed today (23 October 2014) between the National Employment Rights Authority and the Health and Safety Authority.

NERA Publishes Annual Review for 2013

This review outlines the inspection, information and enforcement activities of NERA in 2013 and includes a list of all prosecutions where a Court imposed a san...

Government approves ratification of ILO Convention on Domestic Workers

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton, TD, today (9th July 2014) announced the Government’s decision to ratify the International...

Minister Bruton secures Government approval for Workplace Relations Bill

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today (Tuesday, 8th July 2014) secured Government approval for the Workplace Relations Bill...

New Online Search Tool for SME Business Supports

The Minister for Finance, Mr Michael Noonan T.D. has officially launched a "Supporting SMEs" Online Tool.

Government agrees to reform the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2001

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today (Tuesday) secured Cabinet approval to reform the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Ac...

Arrangements for non-EEA Doctors Working in the State Commencing 1st January 2014

New arrangements have been agreed between INIS, the Health Service Executive, the Department of Health and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation re...

Minister Delivers Further Workplace Relations Reforms

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today (Tuesday) announced a number of further initiatives as part of the continued impleme...

Minister to bring forward new legislation to deal with REA judgement

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. today [Thursday] stated that he intends to bring forward legislation to address the recen...