JLC and REA Reform on the Horizon - What Can We Expect?Posted in : Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 20 January 2012
Deirdre Crowley writes:
Surprisingly little fanfare has surrounded the publication of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill, 2011 (“the Bill”) on 22 December 2011.
1. When will an employer’s inability to pay be considered?
For the first time since the National Minimum Wage Act, 2000, the Bill creates a statutory right for employers to apply to the Labour Court for a derogation from its obligation to pay JLC rates if the employer can prove an inability to pay. An application for a derogation can only be given by the court
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