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Introduction to Codes of Practice

Codes of Practice are sets of written rules which define how persons or bodies must act in given situations.

Under the Industrial Relations Acts, the former Labour Relations Commission (LRC) drafted a number of such codes of practice governing behaviour within the industrial relations and employment sphere. With the enactment of the Workplace Relations Act 2015, the function of drafting such Codes of Practice has now transferred to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

A number of codes of practice may be accessed on the menu to the left of this page.

Code of Practice Concerning the Employment of Young Persons in Licensed Premises
Code of Practice for Employers and Employees Right to Request Flexible Working and Right to Request Remote Working
Code of Practice on Access to Part-time Work
Code of Practice on Compensatory Rest Periods
Code of Practice on Determining Employment Status
Code of Practice on Dispute Procedures including in Essential Services
Code of Practice on Duties and Responsibilities of Employee Representatives
Code of Practice on Employee Involvement in the Workplace
Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work
Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Disconnect
Code of Practice on Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures
Code of Practice on Longer Working
Code of Practice for Protecting Persons Employed in Other People's Homes
Code of Practice on Sunday Working in the Retail Trade
Code of Practice on Victimisation
Code of Practice on Voluntary Dispute Resolution (Enhanced Code)
Employment Equality Act 1998 (Code of Practice) (Harassment) Order 2012