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Employment Permits Act 2006

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Number 16 of 2006


EMPLOYMENT PERMITS ACT 2006


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1. Interpretation.

2. Amendment of section 2 of Act of 2003.

3. Further amendment of Act of 2003.

4. Application for employment permit.

5. Foreign national is grantee of permit, general provisions as respects applications, etc.

6. Application (other than by a foreign national) for permit — information to be provided.

7. Application by foreign national — information to be provided.

8. Grant of employment permit by Minister.

9. Original of permit to be issued to foreign national, information to be included in permit, etc.

10. Restriction on grant of employment permit.

11. Consideration by Minister of application for employment permit.

12. Refusal to grant employment permit.

13. Review of decision to refuse permit.

14. Regulations governing grant of permits, etc.

15. Criteria to which regard is to be had in making regulations under section 14.

16. Revocation of employment permit.

17. Review of decision to revoke permit.

18. Prohibition on forgery, fraudulent alteration or fraudulent use of employment permit.

19. Prohibition on certain use of employment permit.

20. Renewal of employment permit.

21. Effect of order under section 3 or 4 of Immigration Act 1999.

22. Authorised officers.

23. Prohibition on deduction from remuneration and retention of personal documents.

24. Surrender of employment permit.

25. Provision of false or misleading information in relation to application under section 4 or 20.

26. Prohibition on penalisation.

27. Retention of records.

28. Register of employment permits.

29. Regulations.

30. Further provisions in relation to regulations.

31. Service of notices.

32. Penalties and proceedings.

33. Offences by body corporate.

34. Presumption that a person is being employed.

35. Evidence through television link.

36. Delegation of functions.

37. Data exchange in respect of certain matters.

38. Transitional provision.

39. Amendment of section 1(1) of Act of 2003.

40. Expenses.

41. Short title, collective citation, construction and commencement.

SCHEDULE 1

Enactments offences under which fall within section 12 (1)(c)

SCHEDULE 2

Redress for Contravention of section 26 (3)


Acts Referred to

Bankruptcy Act 1988

1988, No. 27

Carers Leave Act 2001

2001, No. 19

Companies Act 1963

1963, No. 33

Companies Act 1990

1990, No. 33

Companies (Amendment) Act 1982

1982, No. 10

Courts Act 1981

1981, No. 11

Electronic Commerce Act 2000

2000, No. 27

Employment Agency Act 1971

1971, No. 27

Employment Permits Act 2003

2003, No. 7

European Communities Acts 1972 to 2003

Immigration Act 1999

1999, No. 22

Immigration Act 2004

2004, No. 1

Industrial Relations Act 1946

1946, No. 26

Industrial Relations Act 1990

1990, No. 19

Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956

1956, No. 26

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005

National Minimum Wage Act 2000

2000, No. 5

Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

1997, No. 20

Payment of Wages Act 1991

1991, No. 25

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851

14 & 15 Vic., c. 93

Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvancy) Act 1984

1984, No. 21

Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003

2003, No. 29

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001

2001, No. 45

Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996

1996, No. 16

Redundancy Payments Act 1967

1967, No. 21

Refugee Act 1996

1996, No. 17

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

2005, No. 10

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2005

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Number 16 of 2006


EMPLOYMENT PERMITS ACT 2006


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE GRANT OF EMPLOYMENT PERMITS TO CERTAIN FOREIGN NATIONALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PERMITTING THEM TO BE IN EMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE, TO ENABLE THE MINISTER FOR ENTERPRISE, TRADE AND EMPLOYMENT TO MAKE, HAVING HAD REGARD TO CERTAIN CRITERIA, REGULATIONS IMPOSING A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF SUCH PERMITS THAT MAY BE GRANTED IN A PARTICULAR PERIOD AND IMPOSING CERTAIN OTHER RESTRICTIONS WITH REGARD TO THE GRANT OF SUCH PERMITS, TO OTHERWISE REGULATE THE EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN FOREIGN NATIONALS IN THE STATE AND PROVIDE CERTAIN PROTECTIONS FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS IN EMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE, TO AMEND THE EMPLOYMENT PERMITS ACT 2003 AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[23rd June, 2006]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: