Seanad debates

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Protection of Employment (Measures to Counter False Self-Employment) Bill 2018: First Stage

 

2:30 pm

Photo of Gerald NashGerald Nash (Labour)
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I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to declare the relationship between employer and employee to be a status relationship, to declare the question whether an individual is an employee or is self-employed to be a question of law to be independently determined, to provide that the description given by the parties shall not be conclusive in determining the true status of an employment relationship, to provide protection for persons who are retained to carry out work and are incorrectly not designated as employees, to take certain measures to counter the misrepresentation of the status of employees as if they were working under a contract for services rather than a contract of service, and to provide for related matters

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)
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Is there a seconder?

Photo of Fintan WarfieldFintan Warfield (Sinn Fein)
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I second that proposal.

Question put and agreed to.

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)
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When is it proposed to take Second Stage?

Photo of Gerald NashGerald Nash (Labour)
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Next Tuesday.

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)
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Is that agreed? Agreed.

Second Stage ordered for Tuesday, 20 February 2018.