Most people don’t lodge their work-related employment claims immediately, but the clock starts ticking from the time of the incident, not when the complaint is made. Unless workers have a very good reason for a delay, six months is going to be a hard deadline in most cases

The creation of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has been called the biggest change to industrial relations and employment rights in 70(...)

“Introducing simpler and more cost-effective methods of enforcing awards must  be commended.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Workplace Relations Act 2015 which came into effect last month is intended to reform the employment law landscape in Ireland. Its aim is to delive(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The most fundamental reforms to the State’s industrial relations machinery in 70 years come into effect today. The five bodies responsible for dealin(...)

Almost 200 cases of were uncovered in the construction industry.   Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

State authorities have expressed concern at evidence of bogus self-employment and contracting work which may be depriving the Government of tax revenu(...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

Joint Garda/social welfare checkpoint on Mallow to Cork road. Twenty members of the force joined the national unit earlier this year and are able to use their powers of arrest. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It’s shortly after 9am and the benefit fraud team spots two builders working on the roof of a house in a suburban housing estate. “I’ve a funny feelin(...)

Ger Deering was the first commissioner for taxi regulation Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Former taxi regulator Ger Deering has been appointed as financial services ombudsman, replacing Bill Prasifka, who has completed a five-year term in t(...)

Patricia King  has been appointed as the new general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photograph: The Irish Times/Frank Miller

Siptu vice president Patricia King is to be the new general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu), the umbrella body for the trade un(...)

The Employment Appeals Tribunal offices at Davitt House on Adelaide Road in Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

It will be farewell to the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) in the new year, when it is subsumed into the new Workplace Relations Commission, whose h(...)

New legislation on the employment law framework seeks to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and simplify a process of referral

Last month, details of the conditions endured by three Filipina maids at the residence of the ambassador from the United Arab Emirates made national h(...)