Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017: From the Seanad
This amendment addresses a previous amendment proposed by Deputy Willie O'Dea to tackle bogus self-employment. We have agreed to remove the relevant provision from the Bill and confine our efforts to introducing new legislation next year to identify and address the issues that we all know exist. While we may have different views on the extent of these practice, we all accept that it is not acceptable in a modern economy that even a small number of people are being forced into bogus self-employment. We will address that issue next year. On the basis of co-operation and in the spirit of passing this legislation, I thank the Fianna Fáil party and Deputy Willie O'Dea for allowing us to remove this amendment in order that we can pass a genuinely groundbreaking Bill.