A new Act containing major employment law reforms came into force on 4th March 2019. It’s so significant that the Minister for Employment Affairs, Regina Doherty, labelled it a “once-in-a-generation reform of our labour market.” And for good reason:
It has the potential to put every single employer in Ireland at greater risk of prosecution. But the penalties aren’t just a slap on the wrist. You could face criminal punishment.
WHAT IS THE ACT FOR? The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 aims to protect people who are in precarious work conditions.