Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Workplace Relations Commission
165. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question No. 137 of 1 June 2021, if a breakdown by sector and type of breach detected by the Workplace Relations Commission investigations in relation to the list of employment law breaches for County Wexford will be provided. [31445/21]
The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is an independent, statutory body under the aegis of my Department, established on 1st October 2015 under the Workplace Relations Act 2015. The WRC’s primary functions include the inspection of employment law compliance, the provision of information on employment law, mediation, adjudication, conciliation, facilitation, and advisory services.
Inspections carried out by WRC Inspectors operate on a compliance model. This means that an inspector will work with the employer to ensure that the employer fulfils all their statutory obligations and that any outstanding wages or entitlements are given to workers.
Table 1 sets out the breakdown of breaches by sector and type in County Wexford for 2019 and 2020.