Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Select Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Workplace Relations Bill 2014: Committee Stage

2:45 pm

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Minister, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Dublin North Central, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I move amendment No. 44:

In page 41, between lines 34 and 35, to insert the following:
“Appeal to High Court on point of law
47. A party to proceedings before the Labour Court under this Part may, not later than 42 days from the service on that party of notice of the decision of the Labour Court in those proceedings, appeal that decision to the High Court on a point of law, and the decision of the High Court in relation thereto shall be final and conclusive.".
This makes no substantive change to the section of the Bill as published. The proposed amendment is required to provide greater clarity with regard to the time limit within which an appeal on a point of law may be brought from a decision of the Labour Court to the High Court by either party to that decision. It is now proposed that the time limit of 42 days will run from the decision of the Labour Court. This eliminates the scope for confusion as to whether a particular appeal on a point of law has been lodged in a timely manner by the party bringing that appeal.


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