WRC Inspections and On-the-Spot Fines - How do I Handle it?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 26 February 2024
Jennifer Cashman
Issues covered: WRC Inspections, New On-the-spot WRC fines, New Regulations, WRC Inspection Checklist, Handy Fine Reference Table

"We have been notified by the Workplace Relations Commission that our Company is going to be subject to a WRC Inspection. We are in the hospitality sector, and we have heard that the WRC can issue on-the-spot fines if they find any breaches of certain legislation. How do we handle it?"


Employers will of course be aware that they may be subject to an inspection by the Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) to inspect compliance with all employer statutory obligations. WRC Inspections Service carry out inspections at employers’ workplaces to check compliance with employment legislation in areas such as national minimum wage, working time, and rest breaks. They also have powers to

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