Workplace Relations Bill 2014

Posted in : 2014 on 30 July 2014
Alan Haugh BL
Deputy Chairman of the Labour Court
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Alan Haugh BL writes:

The Government, at its meeting on 8 July 2014, formally approved the publication of the Workplace Relations Bill 2014. The Bill has been in preparation by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation since 2012 and is the culmination of a wide-ranging programme of reform of the State’s employment rights and industrial relations institutions undertaken by Minister Bruton on taking office in 2011.

The Department engaged in widespread public consultation with interested parties on two occasions before the heads of bill were drawn up. Many of the suggestions made to the Minister in the course of the consultations are reflected in the Bill as published. The Minister

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Alan Haugh BL
Deputy Chairman of the Labour Court

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