Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017: From the Seanad
Section 13 of the Bill, as passed by Dáil Éireann, contained a definition of the employment regulation order for the purposes of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997. There is, however, already a definition of "employment regulation order" in section 16(2) of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 and we felt it was confusing and unnecessary to have two definitions. We have removed the definition on page 11 by deleting lines 3 to 8 and substituting them with the words, "‘collective bargaining’ shall be construed in accordance with the Industrial Relations Acts 1946 to 2015." This is a technical amendment.