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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  


Labour Court Decisions & Determinations to 14/08/15

Click 'Read More' to access a list of the most recent Labour Court Decisions.  


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 Relations related Orders and Regulations  


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Welcome to Workplace Relations

  • Annual Leave

    Annual Leave

    All employees, full-time, part-time, temporary or casual, earn annual leave entitlements from the time they start work. Most employees are entitled to four weeks’ paid annual leave per leave year.

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  • Industrial Relations

    Industrial Relations

    The role of the State in Industrial Relations is primarily one of facilitating the relationship between trade unions and employers by providing the legislative framework within which they can operate and machinery to assist parties in dispute settlement.

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  • Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Contact Details and location maps for the various Workplace Relations bodies

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    Reform Update

    The reform of workplace relations structures and services, together with the Workplace Relations Act 2015, will take effect from 1 October 2015. The Workplace Relations Commission will then deal with all cases at first instance while an enhanced Labour Court will act as the single appeals body.

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