Key Legislative Developments in Employment Law from April - August 2017Friday, 08 September 2017
The ByrneWallace Legislative Updater is a series of bulletins outlining the key legislative developments in Employment Law. In this issue, we cover the main developments from April 2017 - August 2017. Highlights include:
- The enactment of the Competition (Amendment) Act 2017 which establishes rights for certain categories of self-employed workers to be represented by a trade union for the purposes of collective bargaining.
- The merger of the Financial Services Ombudsman Bureau and the Office of Pensions Ombudsman into one body the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman.
- The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Gender Pay Gap Information) Bill which will require certain employers to disclose employee salary information in order to determine gender pay differences.
- The National Minimum Wage (Removal of Sub-minimum Rates of Pay) Bill which will remove the provision in existing legislation which allows those under 18, and those in the first two years of their working lives, to be paid less than the Minimum Wage.
- The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill which proposes to introduce a new ground of discrimination in relation to employment equality and the equal provision of goods and services.
- An update on the Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill.
- Other notable developments include the proposals for priority drafting of legislation aimed at improving protections afforded to workers on zero-hour contracts and strengthening the regulation of precarious work.
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