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The WRC has updated its Customer Service Charter and its Customer Service Complaints Procedures.

The Workplace Relations Commission has updated its Customer Service Charter and its Customer Service Complaints Procedures.

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 02/07/2019

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...

Walk Through Working Life in Sligo

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) will bring its ‘Walk Through Working Life’ exhibition to Sligo from 12-15 November.

Have you considered mediation?

To mark Mediation Awareness Week (6-12 October) the Workplace Relations Commission would like to remind the public mediation services are available to them bef...

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.

Updated Employment Agency List

Please find the current Employment Agency List at the following link

Come and see us at the Tullamore Show

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) will be at this year’s Tullamore Show on Sunday 12 August to answer all your employment questions

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

New GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) came into effect from 25 May 2018. Read more in relation to how GDPR affects your obligations regarding employme...

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.

Public Holidays

There are 9 Public Holidays in Ireland each year. For information on employee entitlements please click 'read more'

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

Change of Minister to whom Collective Redundancy Notifications should be made

As and from 1 September 2017 Collective Redundancy notifications should be made to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Áras Mhic Dhiarma...

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. It is a matter for the Adjudication Officer to run the 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.

Electrical Contracting 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...

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.

Electrical Contracting SEO

Following on from the Court's publication of it's intention to conduct an examination into the terms and conditions of employment in the Electrical Contracting...

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...

Updated Version of Workplace Relations Complaint Form

A new release of the Workplace Relations Complaint form has now been launched on 18/05/2017.

Apologies - Live News Feed Offline

Workplace Relations wishes to apologise for the temporary loss of a Live News Feed Service - which is due to circumstances beyond our control.

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 Publishes Customer Service Charter and Complaints Procedures

The WRC has published its Customer Service Charter and Complaints Procedures

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...