Updated to 14 September 2021 (Act No. 32 of 2021 and S.I. No. 462 of 2021)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-6 1 August 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 338 of 2015), art. 2(a)
Ss. 7, 8 1 October 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 410 of 2015), art. 2
S. 9 1 August 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 338 of 2015), art. 2(a)
Ss. 10-36 1 October 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 410 of 2015), art. 2
S. 37 1 May 2016 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Section 37) (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 206 of 2016)
Ss. 38, 39 1 October 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 410 of 2015), art. 2
S. 40(1), (2) 1 August 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 338 of 2015), art. 2(b)
Ss. 40(3)-53 1 October 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 410 of 2015), art. 2
Ss. 54, 55 1 August 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 338 of 2015), art. 2(a)
Ss. 56-64 1 October 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 410 of 2015), art. 2
Ss. 65-70 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 71-74 1 October 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 410 of 2015), art. 2
S. 75 1 August 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 338 of 2015), art. 2(a)
S. 76 1 October 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 410 of 2015), art. 2
Ss. 77-79 1 August 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 338 of 2015), art. 2(a)
Ss. 80-85 1 October 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 410 of 2015), art. 2
S. 86(1) 1 August 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 338 of 2015), art. 2(b)
S. 86(2) 1 October 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 410 of 2015), art. 2
S. 86(3) 1 August 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 338 of 2015), art. 2(b)
Sch. 1 1 August 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 338 of 2015), art. 2(c)
Schs. 2-7 1 October 2015 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 410 of 2015), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Applied with modifications European Union (Reporting, Analysis and Follow-up of Occurrences in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 195 of 2020), reg. 7(2)
S. 1(2) National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), s. 20(1)(a)
S. 2 amended National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), s. 20(1)(b), 20(2)
S. 2 references to the Financial Services Ombudsman, the Deputy Financial Services Ombudsman or the Pensions Ombudsman shall, on and after the establishment day, be construed as Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman 22/2017, s. 29(3)
S. 3(5A) inserted Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 27 of 2015), ss. 1(5), 24(a)
S. 7(1) amended Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 2, 14(2)
S. 9 establishment day appointed Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Establishment Day) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 412 of 2015), art. 2
S. 13(4)(f) substituted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), s. 20(1)(c), 20(2)
S. 20 functions transferred Employment Affairs and Employment Law (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 438 of 2020), arts. 1(2), 2, 3 and sch. part 2
  S.I. No. 361 of 2017, arts. 2, 3, 4-8 and sch. part 2
S. 27 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 10(1)
S. 27 application extended European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 10(2)
S. 28(2)(b) amended National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), s. 20(1)(d), 20(2)
S. 28(15)(a) amended National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), s. 20(1)(e), 20(2)
S. 36(1) form prescribed Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Fixed Payment Notice) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 32 of 2017), reg. 2, sch.
  Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Fixed Payment Notice) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 419 of 2015), reg. 3, schedule
S. 36(1)(b) amounts prescribed Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Fixed Payment Notice) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 419 of 2015), reg. 4
S. 36(5)(b), (c) substituted Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (38/2018), ss. 1(2), (3), 19(a)
S. 36(5)(d) inserted Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (38/2018), ss. 1(2), (3), 19(a)
S. 37(3) inserted Credit Guarantee (Amendment) Act 2016 (1/2016), s. 19(a)
Part 4 (ss. 38-53A) application restricted Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 (5/1994), s. 7(1A) as inserted by Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (38/2018), s. 12
Part 4 (ss. 38-53A) applied with modifications Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (11/2016), ss. 1(2), 29(1), (2)
Part 4 (ss. 38-53A) presumption in proceedings under Part Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (20/1997), s. 26(3) as substituted by Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (38/2018), s. 17
  Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 (5/1994), s. 6C(3) as inserted by Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (38/2018), s. 11(3)
  Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 20(3)
S. 38 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 39 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 39 applied with modifications Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 (10/1977), s. 8(1)(b) as substituted by National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (22/2015), s. 14(1)(a)
S. 40(1A) inserted Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 3(a), 14(2)
S. 40(3)-(10) references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 40(5)(a) amended Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 3(b)(i), 14(2)
S. 40(5)(b) amended Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 3(b)(ii), 14(2)
S. 40(5)(c) amended Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 3(b)(iii), 14(2)
S. 40(5)(d) inserted Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 3(b)(iv), 14(2)
S. 40(6)(a) amended Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 3(c)(i), 14(2)
S. 40(6)(c) amended Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 3(c)(ii), 14(2)
S. 40(6)(d) inserted Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 3(c)(iii), 14(2)
S. 40(7) substituted Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 3(d), 14(2)
S. 40(10) deleted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), s. 20(1)(f), 20(2)
S. 41 requirements for decision under Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (20/1997), s. 18A(9) as inserted by Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (38/2018), s. 16
S. 41 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 41 powers prescribed Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (11/2016), ss. 1(2), 28(1)
S. 41 duties prescribed Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 27 of 2015), ss. 1(5), 23
S. 41(3A) inserted Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 27 of 2015), ss. 1(5), 24(b)(i)
S. 41(5) application extended European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(4)
S. 41(7)(a)(ii) substituted Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021 (4/2021), ss. 1(2), 19(a)
S. 41(7)(d) amended Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (11/2016), ss. 1(2), 37(a)(i)
S. 41(7)(e) amended Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (35/2019), ss. 1(2), 38(a)(i)
  Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (11/2016), ss. 1(2), 37(a)(ii)
S. 41(7)(f) inserted Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (11/2016), ss. 1(2), 37(a)(iii)
S. 41(7)(f)(iii) amended Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021 (4/2021), ss. 1(2), 19(b)
  Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (35/2019), ss. 1(2), 38(a)(ii)
S. 41(7)(g) inserted Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (35/2019), ss. 1(2), 38(a)(iii)
S. 41(12A) inserted Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 4(a), 14(2)
S. 41(13) substituted Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 4(b), 14(2)
S. 41(14) substituted Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 4(c), 14(2)
S. 41(17) substituted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), s. 20(1)(g), 20(2)
S. 41(19) inserted Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 27 of 2015), ss. 1(5), 24(b)(ii)
S. 42 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 43 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 43 applied with modifications National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), s. 18
S. 43(1) amended Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 5(a), 14(2)
S. 43(6) inserted Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 (29/2021), ss. 5(b), 14(2)
S. 44 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 44 applied with modifications National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 13, 15, 17
S. 44 powers prescribed Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (11/2016), ss. 1(2), 28(2)
S. 44 duties prescribed Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 27 of 2015), ss. 1(5), 23(3)
S. 45 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 46 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 47 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 48 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 49 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 50 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 51 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 52 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 53 references construed European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(3)(a)
S. 53 substituted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(h), 20(2)
S. 53A inserted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(i), 20(2)
Part 5 (ss. 54-62) dissolution day appointed Labour Relations Commission (Dissolution Day) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 413 of 2015), art. 2
S. 71 relevant service prescribed Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Fees) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 536 of 2015), reg. 3
S. 74(b) deleted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(j), 20(2)
S. 76(1)(d) deleted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(k), 20(2)
S. 80(1)(g)(i)-(iv) deleted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(l)(i), 20(2)
S. 80(1)(g)(ix)-(xi) deleted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(l)(i), 20(2)
S. 80(1A) inserted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(l)(ii), 20(2)
S. 81(4) substituted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(m)(ii), 20(2)
S. 81(5) deleted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(m)(i), 20(2)
S. 83(1)(g) deleted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(n)(i), 20(2)
S. 83(1)(m) deleted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(n)(i), 20(2)
S. 83(3)-(4) inserted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(n)(ii), 20(2)
S. 84(1)(g) deleted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(o)(i), 20(2)
S. 84(3)-(4) inserted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(o)(ii), 20(2)
Sch. 1 part 1 para. 21 inserted Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (11/2016), ss. 1(2), 37(b)
Sch. 1 part 1 para. 22 inserted Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (35/2019), ss. 1(2), 38(b)
Sch. 1 part 2 para. 3, Prevention of Corruption Act 2001 repealed Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 (9/2018), ss. 1(2), 4 and sch. 2
Sch. 1 part 2 para. 5 substituted Credit Guarantee (Amendment) Act 2016 (1/2016), s. 19(b)
Sch. 1 part 2 para. 19 inserted Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 27 of 2015), ss. 1(5), 24(c)
Sch. 1 part 3 para. 10 deleted European Union (Reporting, Analysis and Follow-up of Occurrences in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 195 of 2020), reg. 7(3)(a)
Sch. 1 part 3 para 14 inserted European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 12
Sch. 2, pt. 2, cols. (2), (3), (4) deleted European Union (Reporting, Analysis and Follow-up of Occurrences in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 195 of 2020), reg. 7(3)(b)
Sch. 3 para 3(3)(g) substituted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(p), 20(2)
Sch. 4 line 1 deleted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(q)(i), 20(2)
Sch. 4 line 4 deleted National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015), ss. 20(1)(q)(ii), 20(2)
Sch. 5 part 1 amended Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (38/2018), ss. 1(2), (3), 19(b)
Sch. 5 part 1 para. 23, Prevention of Corruption Act 2001 repealed Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 (9/2018), ss. 1(2), 4 and sch. 2
Sch. 5 part 1 paras. 29-30 inserted Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 27 of 2015), ss. 1(5), 24(d)(i)
Sch. 5 part 2 para. 6 deleted European Union (Reporting, Analysis and Follow-up of Occurrences in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 195 of 2020), reg. 7(3)(c)
Sch. 5 part 2 para. 11 inserted Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 27 of 2015), ss. 1(5), 24(d)(ii)
Sch. 5 part 3 para. 6 inserted Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (11/2016), ss. 1(2), 37(c)
Sch. 5 part 3 para. 7 inserted Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (35/2019), ss. 1(2), 38(c)
Sch. 6 part 1 amended European Union (Reporting, Analysis and Follow-up of Occurrences in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 195 of 2020), reg. 7(3)(d)
Sch. 6 part 1 para. 29, Prevention of Corruption Act 2001 repealed Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 (9/2018), ss. 1(2), 4 and sch. 2
Sch. 6 part 1 para. 35 inserted Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 27 of 2015), ss. 1(5), 24(e)(i)
Sch. 6 part 1 para. 36 inserted Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (11/2016), ss. 1(2), 37(d)(i)
Sch. 6 part 1 para. 37 inserted Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (35/2019), ss. 1(2), 38(d)(i)
Sch. 6 part 2 amended European Union (Reporting, Analysis and Follow-up of Occurrences in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 195 of 2020), reg. 7(3)(e)
Sch. 6 part 2 para. 35 inserted Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (No. 27 of 2015), ss. 1(5), 24(e)(ii)
Sch. 6 part 2 para. 36 inserted Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (11/2016), ss. 1(2), 37(d)(ii)
Sch. 6 part 2para. 37 inserted Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (35/2019), ss. 1(2), 38(d)(ii)
Sch. 7 part 2 cols. (2), (3), (4) deleted European Union (Reporting, Analysis and Follow-up of Occurrences in Civil Aviation) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 195 of 2020), reg. 7(3)(f)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 4 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Fixed Payment Notice) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 32 of 2017)
  Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Fees) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 536 of 2015)
  Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Fixed Payment Notice) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 419 of 2015)
S. 9 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Establishment Day) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 412 of 2015)
S. 12(7) Workplace Relations Commission Director General Superannuation Scheme 2016 (S.I. No. 595 of 2016)
S. 20(6) Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Workplace Relations Commission Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 159 of 2021)
S. 36 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Fixed Payment Notice) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 32 of 2017)
  Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Fixed Payment Notice) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 419 of 2015)
S. 55 Labour Relations Commission (Dissolution Day) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 413 of 2015)
S. 71 Workplace Relations Act 2015 (Fees) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 536 of 2015)