Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007


Number 27 of 2007


PROTECTION OF EMPLOYMENT (EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTIVE REDUNDANCIES AND RELATED MATTERS) ACT 2007

REVISED

Updated to 1 September 2017


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 . It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including National Shared Services Office Act 2017 (26/2017), enacted 26 July 2017, and all statutory instruments up to and including Education Support Centres (Appointment and Secondment of Directors) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 394 of 2017), made 1 September 2017, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 27 of 2007


PROTECTION OF EMPLOYMENT (EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTIVE REDUNDANCIES AND RELATED MATTERS) ACT 2007

REVISED

Updated to 1 September 2017


Introduction

This revision presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 to 2014: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(21)). The Acts in the group are:

Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001),in so far as it relates to the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 (5/1994)

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012 (32/2012), s. 18

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(21), and the amendments to the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 (5/1994) provided for in s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (Note: the reference to s. 5(6) appears to be intended to refer to s. 5(8))

Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2015: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015, s. 16(3)). The Acts in the group are:

Employment Equality Act 1998 (21/1998)

Equality Act 2004 (24/2004), Part 2

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), insofar as it relates to the Employment Equality Acts 1998 and 2004

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (14/2008), Part 16

Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (23/2011), ss. 18 to 26

Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (43/2015), ss. 3 to 11

Protection of Employment Acts 1977 to 2014: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one, insofar as they relate to it ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(17)). The Acts in the group are:

Protection of Employment Act 1977 (7/1977)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), insofar as it applies to the Protection of Employment Act 1977 (7/1977)

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), insofar as it applies to the Protection of Employment Act 1977 (7/1977)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(17) and the amendments to the Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001) and the Protection of Employment Act 1977 (7/1977) provided for in s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (Note: the reference to s. 5(6) appears to be intended to refer to s. 5(8))

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2014: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(19)). The Acts in the group are:

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (21/1967)

Redundancy Payments Act 1971 (20/1971)

Redundancy Payments Act 1973 (11/1973)

Redundancy Payments Act 1979 (7/1979)

Protection of Employees (Employer’s Insolvency) Act 1984 (21/1984), s. 12

Social Welfare Act 1990 (5/1990), ss. 26, 27 and 29

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), insofar as it relates to the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 1990

Redundancy Payments Act 2003 (14/2003)

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 27/2007), insofar as it relates to Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2003

Social Welfare Act 2011 (37/2011), Part 3

Social Welfare Act 2012 (43/2012), Part 3

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(19) and the amendment to the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (21/1967) provided for in s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (Note: the reference to s. 5(6) appears to be intended to refer to s. 5(8)).

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2015 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 1(4)). The Acts in the group are:

Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 (10/1977)

Unfair Dismissals (Amendment) Act 1993 (22/1993)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), insofar as it relates to the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 1993

Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005 (18/2005), Part 6

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), insofar as it relates to the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2005

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 39

Act previously included in the group but now repealed:

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 (5/1991)

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1994, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015)

Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015)

Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (14/2014)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014)

Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013 (26/2013)

Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 (13/2012)

Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (40/2011)

Central Bank and Credit Institutions (Resolution) Act 2011 (27/2011)

Criminal Justice Act 2011 (22/2011)

Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010 (36/2010)

Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2010 (33/2010)

Inland Fisheries Act 2010 (10/2010)

Labour Services (Amendment) Act 2009 (38/2009)

National Asset Management Agency Act 2009 (34/2009)

Charities Act 2009 (6/2009)

Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Act 2009 (1/2009)

Chemicals Act 2008 (13/2008)

Health Act 2007 (23/2007)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (19/2007)

Employment Permits Act 2006 (16/2006)

Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006 (13/2006)

Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2006 (9/2006)

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (10/2005)

Equality Act 2004 (24/2004)

Health Act 2004 (42/2004)

Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (29/2003)

Competition Act 2002 (14/2002)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001)

Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2001 (27/2001)

Carer's Leave Act 2001 (19/2001)

Protections For Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 (49/1998)

Parental Leave Act 1998 (30/1998)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (21/1998)

Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (20/1997)

Labour Services Act 1987 (15/1987)

All Acts up to and including National Shared Services Office Act 2017 (26/2017), enacted 26 July 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Labour Affairs and Labour Law (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 361 of 2017)

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (Duration of Part 2) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 224 of 2016)

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (Duration of Part 2) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 153 of 2013)

Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 245 of 2011)

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (Duration of Part 2) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 197 of 2010)

Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 185 of 2010)

European Communities (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 157 of 2008)

European Communities (European Aviation Safety Agency) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 95 of 2008)

European Communities (Occurrence Reporting in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 285 of 2007)

European Communities (European Cooperative Society) (Employee Involvement) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 259 of 2007)

European Communities (European Public Limited-Liability Company) (Employee Involvement) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 623 of 2006)

European Communities (European Aviation Safety Agency) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 469 of 2003)

European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 131 of 2003)

All statutory instruments up to and including Education Support Centres (Appointment and Secondment of Directors) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 394 of 2017), made 1 September 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 27 of 2007


PROTECTION OF EMPLOYMENT (EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTIVE REDUNDANCIES AND RELATED MATTERS) ACT 2007

REVISED

Updated to 1 September 2017


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1. Short title, construction and collective citation.

2. Definitions.

3. Duration of effect of Part 2 and related matters.

PART 2

Exceptional Collective Redundancies

4. What constitutes exceptional collective redundancies.

5. Redundancy Panel.

6. Reference to Redundancy Panel.

7. Request by Minister for opinion of Labour Court.

8. Hearings, and giving of opinions, by Labour Court.

9. Effect of opinion.

10. Extension of time during which dismissal may not take place.

PART 3

Amendments of the Protection of Employment Act 1977

11. Amendment of section 2 (interpretation) of the Protection of Employment Act 1977.

12. Amendment of section 9 (obligation on employer to consult employees’ representatives) of the Protection of Employment Act 1977.

13. Further amendments (penalties) of the Protection of Employment Act 1977.

PART 4

Amendments of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967

14. Amendment of section 2 (interpretation) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967.

15. Amendment of section 4 (classes of persons to which this Act applies) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967.

16. Amendment of section 7 (general right to redundancy payment) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967.

17. Amendment of section 38 (decisions by deciding officers) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967.

18. Amendment of section 39 (Redundancy Appeals Tribunal and appeals and references thereto) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967.

19. Further amendments (penalties) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967.

PART 5

Amendments of the Redundancy Payments Act 1971

20. Repeal of section 3 (provisions relating to persons reaching qualifying age for old age pension) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1971.

21. Amendment of section 16 (offences relating to payments under Principal Act) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1971.

PART 6

Amendments of the Redundancy Payments Act 1979

22. Amendment of section 1 (definitions) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1979.

23. Repeal of section 5 (provisions relating to persons reaching qualifying age for old age pension) of the Redundancy Payments Act 1979.

PART 7

Amendments of the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977

24. Amendment of section 1 (definitions) of the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977.

25. Amendment of section 2 (exclusions) of the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977.

26. Amendment of section 5 (dismissal by way of lock-out or for taking part in strike) of the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977.

PART 8

Amendments of the Employment Equality Act 1998

27. Amendment of section 17 (compliance with statutory requirements, etc.) of the Employment Equality Act 1998.


Acts Referred to

Employment Equality Act 1998

1998, No. 21

Employment Equality Acts 1998 and 2004

Equality Act 2004

2004, No. 24

European Parliament Elections Act 1997

1997, No. 2

Industrial Relations Act 1946

1946, No. 26

National Minimum Wage Act 2000

2000, No. 5

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001

2001, No. 45

Protection of Employment Act 1977

1977, No. 7

Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996

1996, No. 16

Redundancy Payments Act 1967

1967, No. 21

Redundancy Payments Act 1971

1971, No. 20

Redundancy Payments Act 1979

1979, No. 7

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2003

Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

2005, No. 26

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997

1997, No. 39

Unfair Dismissals Act 1977

1977, No. 10

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2005

Unfair Dismissals (Amendment) Act 1993

1993, No. 22


Number 27 of 2007


PROTECTION OF EMPLOYMENT (EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTIVE REDUNDANCIES AND RELATED MATTERS) ACT 2007

REVISED

Updated to 1 September 2017


AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION, CONSEQUENT ON THE CONCLUSION OF THE TEN-YEAR FRAMEWORK SOCIAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT 2006-2015 KNOWN AS “TOWARDS 2016”, FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REDUNDANCY PANEL AND THE REFERENCE TO IT OF CERTAIN PROPOSED COLLECTIVE REDUNDANCIES AND FOR RELATED ACTION BY THE MINISTER FOR ENTERPRISE, TRADE AND EMPLOYMENT, INCLUDING THE OBTAINING FROM THE LABOUR COURT OF OPINIONS ON THE NATURE OF PROPOSED COLLECTIVE REDUNDANCIES; TO REMOVE THE UPPER AGE LIMIT FOR ENTITLEMENT TO REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS; TO MAKE CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS OF THE PROTECTION OF EMPLOYMENT ACT 1977, THE REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS ACT 1967, THE REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS ACT 1971, THE REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS ACT 1979, THE UNFAIR DISMISSALS ACT 1977 AND THE EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY ACT 1998; AND TO MAKE FURTHER AMENDMENTS OF THOSE ACTS TO UPDATE PENALTIES AND FOR PURPOSES OF STATUTE-LAW REVISION.

[8 th May, 2007]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Functions transferred and “Minister for” and “Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation” construed (1.09.2017) by Labour Affairs and Labour Law (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 361 of 2017), arts. 2, 3, 6-8, in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 4, 5. Note that the name of the “Minister for” and “Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment” was changed:

• to the Minster for and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (2.05.2010) by Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 185 of 2010); and

• to the Minister for and Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (2.06.2011) by Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 245 of 2011).

...

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 3 are transferred to the Department of Social Protection.

(2) References to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation contained in any Act or any instrument made under such Act and relating to any administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Social Protection.

3. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation—

(a) by or under the Acts specified in Part 1 of the Schedule and the provisions of the Acts specified in Part 2 of the Schedule, and

(b) under the Regulations specified in Part 3 of the Schedule,

are transferred to the Minister for Social Protection.

(2) References to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation contained in any Act or instrument made under such Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Article shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Social Protection.

...

SCHEDULE

PART 1

Acts of the Oireachtas

...

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (No. 27 of 2007)

...

C2

The application of the collectively cited Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007 is restricted in certain circumstances. The following is one version of the wording used but there are several:

Power of special manager to remove officers, employees and others

70.— ...

(3) Nothing in subsection (1) or (2) deprives a person of any right to claim compensation or damages from that credit institution for the loss of his or her office or appointment. However—

(a) a court, tribunal or rights commissioner may not grant any remedy that would have the effect of preventing or restraining the special manager from exercising the special manager’s powers under this section, and

(b) a court, tribunal or rights commissioner may not make an order under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007 for the reinstatement or re-engagement of such a person.

...

Employees are restricted from availing of certain remedies by:

• (28.10.2011) by Central Bank and Credit Institutions (Resolution) Act 2011 (27/2011) s. 70(3)(b), S.I. No. 548 of 2011.

• (21.12.2010) by Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010 (36/2010) ss. 23(3)(b) and 44(6)(b), S.I. No. 623 of 2010.

• (21.01.2009) by Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Act 2009 (1/2009), s. 19(5)(b), commenced on enactment.

C3

The application of the collectively cited Unfair Dismissals Acts is potentially restricted where there is an alternative remedy in the provisions listed below. The following is one version of the wording used, but there are variations:

(3) If the penalisation of an employee, in contravention of subsection (1), constitutes a dismissal of the employee (within the meaning of the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007), relief may not be granted to the employee in respect of that penalisation both under Schedule 4 of this Act and under the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007.

...

Employees are restricted to availing of one of alternative remedies provided by the Unfair Dismissals Acts and other legislation:

• (1.08.2015) by Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 20(4), S.I. No. 329 of 2015.

• (15.07.2014) by Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (14/2014), s. 13(2), S.I. No. 327 of 2014.

• (16.10.2014) by Charities Act 2009 (6/2009), s. 62(3), S.I. No. 457 of 2014.

• (1.08.2012) by Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013 (26/2013), s. 41(5), S.I. No. 287 of 2013.

• (6.07.2012) by Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (40/2011), s. 67(5) & sch. 4, para. 8(b), commenced on enactment.

• (16.05.2012) by Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 (13/2012), ss. 23(2), 24(2), commenced on enactment.

• (28.10.2011) by Central Bank and Credit Institutions (Resolution) Act 2011 (27/2011), s. 70(3)(b) and (b), S.I. No. 548 of 2011.

• (9.08.2011) by Criminal Justice Act 2011 (22/2011), s. 20(4)(a) and (b), S.I. No. 411 of 2011.

• (21.12.2010) by Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010 (36/2010), ss. 23(3)(b) and 44(6)(b), S.I. No. 623 of 2010.

• by Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2001 (27/2001), s. 8A(5) and sch. 1 para. 3(8), as inserted (15.12.2010) by Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2010 (33/2010), ss. 4 and 6, commenced on enactment.

• (1.06.2010) by Inland Fisheries Act 2010 (10/2010), s. 38(3), commenced on enactment.

• (21.12.2009) by National Asset Management Agency Act 2009 (34/2009), s. 223(5), S.I. No. 545 of 2009.

• by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 55M(4), as inserted (1.03.2009) by Health Act 2007 (23/2007), s. 103(1), S.I. No. 27 of 2009.

• (21.01.2009) by Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Act 2009 (1/2009), s. 19(5)(b), commenced on enactment.

• (15.07.2008) by Chemicals Act 2008 (13/2008), s. 26(3), S.I. No. 273 of 2008.

• (27.05.2008) by European Communities (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 157 of 2008), reg. 39(9).

• by European Communities (European Aviation Safety Agency) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 469 of 2003), reg. 10(4), as inserted (8.04.2008) by European Communities (European Aviation Safety Agency) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 95 of 2008), reg. 3(d).

• (13.06.2007) by European Communities (Occurrence Reporting in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 285 of 2007), reg. 9(7).

• (29.05.2007) by European Communities (European Cooperative Society) (Employee Involvement) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 259 of 2007), reg. 20(8).

• (1.05.2007) by Consumer Protection Act 2007 (19/2007), s. 87(4) and sch. 6, para. 4(2), S.I. No. 178 of 2007.

• (1.01.2007) by Employment Permits Act 2006 (16/2006), s. 26(5), S.I. No. 682 of 2006.

• (14.12.2006) by European Communities (European Public Limited-Liability Company) (Employee Involvement) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 623 of 2006), reg. 19(8).

• (24.07.2006) by Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2006 (9/2006), s. 13(7), S.I. No. 382 of 2006.

• by Parental Leave Act 1998 (30/1998), s. 16A(3) as inserted (18.05.2006) by Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006 (13/2006), s. 11, commenced on enactment.

• (1.09.2005) by Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (10/2005), s. 27(5), S.I. No. 328 of 2005.

• by Employment Equality Act 1998 (21/1998), s. 101(2)(b), as substituted (18.07.2004) by Equality Act 2004 (24/2004), s. 46 and sch. para. 30, commenced on enactment.

• (14.07.2003) by Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (29/2003), s. 18(1), commenced on enactment.

• (11.04.2003) by European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 131 of 2003), reg. 5(4).

• (1.07.2002) by Competition Act 2002 (14/2002), s. 50(3) and sch. 3, para. 3, S.I. No. 199 of 2002.

• (20.12.2001) by Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), s. 15(3), S.I. No. 636 of 2001.

• (2.07.2001) by Carer’s Leave Act 2001 (19/2001), s. 16(3), commenced on enactment.

• (18.10.1999) by Employment Equality Act 1998 (21/1998), s. 101(4)(b), S.I. No. 320 of 1999.

• (23.01.1999) by Protections for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 (49/1998), s. 4(3), commenced as per s. 7(2).

• (30.09.1997) by Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (20/1997), s. 26(2), S.I. No. 392 of 1997.

Editorial Notes:

E1

Collectively cited Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007, Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011, Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2014, Protection of Employment Acts 1977 to 2014 and Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 to 2014 included in definitions of “employment enactment” and “relevant enactment” (1.08.2015) by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 2 and sch. 1 part 1 items 14, 15, 18, 19 and 20, S.I. No. 338 of 2015, with the following effects:

• Authorised officers or inspectors under employment enactments deemed to be appointed under Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 26(2) and subject to termination under s. 26(4).

• Powers of inspectors for purposes of relevant enactments defined in Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 27.

• Workplace Relations Commission, an inspector or an adjudication officer authorised to disclose employer’s registered number or employee’s PPSN to enable Labour Court to perform functions under relevant enactments by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015) s. 31(5).

• Power of Workplace Relations Commission and official body to disclose information to each other concerning the commission of offence under relevant enactment provided by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 32.

• Power of Workplace Relations Commission and contracting authority to disclose information to each other concerning the commission of offence under employment enactment/ relevant enactment provided by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 33.

• Powers of Minister to prosecute under relevant enactments transferred to Workplace Relations Commission and references construed by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 37.

• Functions of EAT to hear claims under employment enactments transferred to Workplace Relations Commission and references to EAT construed by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015) s. 66(1), (2), not commenced as of date of revision.

E2

Previous affecting provision: application of collectively cited Unfair Dismissals Act 2007 potentially restricted by Labour Services Act 1987 (15/1987), s. 13B(3) as inserted (20.01.2010) by Labour Services (Amendment) Act 2009 (38/2009), s. 7, S.I. No. 12 of 2010; 1987 Act repealed (26.10.2013) by Further Education and Training Act 2013 (25/2013), s. 4, S.I. No. 400 of 2013.