Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act, 1991

Regulations relating to disputes.

6.—(1) The Minister may make regulations for the purpose of giving effect to section 5 of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, regulations made under this section may provide for all or any of the following matters, that is to say:

(a) the procedure to be followed regarding the referral of disputes under section 5 of this Act to the Tribunal,

(b) notices relating to hearings by the Tribunal,

(c) the times and places of hearings by the Tribunal,

(d) the representation of parties attending hearings by the Tribunal,

(e) the procedure regarding the hearings by the Tribunal,

(f) the publication and notification of determinations of the Tribunal,

(g) the award by the Tribunal of costs and expenses in relation to such disputes as aforesaid and the payment thereof.

(3) Pending the making of regulations under this section, the regulations made by the Minister under section 17 of the Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977 , for the purposes of section 8 (8) of that Act, shall apply, with such modifications as are necessary, as if they had been made and duly laid in accordance with this section.

(4) Every regulation made under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made, and if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done there-under.