Workplace Relations Act 2015

3.

Construction of references to employer and employee

3. (1) For the purpose of the operation of this Act, and to the extent only that this Act applies, in relation to a relevant enactment or provision thereof—

(a) references in this Act to employer shall be construed as references to employer within the meaning of the relevant enactment or provision concerned, and

(b) references in this Act to employee shall be construed as references to employee within such meaning.

(2) For the purpose of the operation of this Act, and to the extent only that this Act applies, in relation to the Act of 1946, references in this Act to employee shall be construed as references to worker within the meaning of the Act of 1946.

(3) For the purpose of the operation of this Act, and to the extent only that this Act applies, in relation to the Act of 1994, references in this Act to employer shall be construed as references to relevant employer within the meaning of Part V of the Act of 1994.

(4) For the purpose of the operation of this Act, and to the extent only that this Act applies, in relation to the Act of 1995—

(a) references in this Act to employer shall be construed as references to relevant employer within the meaning of Part V of the Act of 1995, and

(b) references in this Act to employee shall be construed as references to adopting parent within such meaning.

(5) For the purpose of the operation of this Act, and to the extent only that this Act applies, in relation to the Inland Fisheries Act 2010 (in this subsection referred to as the “Act of 2010”), references in this Act to employer shall be construed as references to IFI within the meaning of the Act of 2010.

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(6) For the purpose of the operation of this Act, and to the extent only that this Act applies, in relation to the European Communities (Organisation of Working Time) (Mobile Staff in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2006 ( S.I. No. 507 of 2006), references in this Act to employee shall be construed as references to crew member within the meaning of those Regulations.

(7) For the purpose of the operation of this Act, and to the extent only that this Act applies, in relation to the European Communities (European Public Limited - Liability Company) (Employee Involvement) Regulations 2006 ( S.I. No. 623 of 2006)—

(a) references in this Act to employer shall be construed as references to SE within the meaning of those Regulations or relevant undertaking within the meaning of Part 3 of those Regulations, as may be appropriate, and

(b) references in this Act to employee shall be construed as references to a person referred to in subparagraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of Regulation 19(1) of those Regulations.

(8) For the purpose of the operation of this Act, and to the extent only that this Act applies, in relation to the European Communities (European Cooperative Society) (Employee Involvement) Regulations 2007 ( S.I. No. 259 of 2007)—

(a) references in this Act to employer shall be construed as references to SCE within the meaning of those Regulations or relevant undertaking within the meaning of Part 3 of those Regulations, as may be appropriate, and

(b) references in this Act to employee shall be construed as references to a person referred to in subparagraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of Regulation 20(1) of those Regulations.

(9) For the purpose of the operation of this Act, and to the extent only that this Act applies, in relation to the European Communities (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2008 ( S.I. No. 157 of 2008)—

(a) references in this Act to employer shall be construed as references to relevant company within the meaning of Chapter 4 of Part 3 of those Regulations, and

(b) references in this Act to employee shall be construed as references to a person referred to in subparagraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of Regulation 39(1) of those Regulations.

(10) For the purpose of the operation of this Act, and to the extent only that this Act applies, in relation to the European Communities (Working Conditions of Mobile Workers engaged in Interoperable Cross Border Services in the Railway Sector) Regulations 2009 ( S.I. No. 377 of 2009), references in this Act to employee shall be construed as references to mobile worker within the meaning of those Regulations.

(11) For the purpose of the operation of this Act, and to the extent only that this Act applies, in relation to the European Communities (Road Transport) (Organisation of Working Time of Persons Performing Mobile Road Transport Activities) Regulations 2012 ( S.I. No. 36 of 2012), references in this Act to employee shall be construed as references to mobile worker within the meaning of those Regulations.

Annotations

Amendments:

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Inserted (1.08.2015) by Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 24(a), S.I. No. 329 of 2015.