The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) goes live today, Thursday 1 October 2015. It is a hugely significant development in Irish employment law.
As of today, the following bodies no longer exist and the WRC takes over from them.
- Labour Relations Commission
- Rights Commissioner Service
- Employment Appeals Tribunal
- The Equality Tribunal
- The National Employment Rights Authority (“NERA”)
From now on, there will be one single body, the WRC, dealing with all aspects of Irish employment law, with a single appeals body, the Labour Court.