Are you aware of your work rights? Do you know what you are entitled to? Don’t miss a beat with the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) at Jobs Expo Cork on Saturday 12th May. They will be exhibiting at Páirc Uí Chaoimh’s new conference centre between 10 am and 4 pm.
What is the WRC?
Workplace Relations is an independent, statutory body. The Commission’s primary purpose is to educate and provide helpful information on industrial relations. In addition, they inform employees about the rights and obligations under Irish employment and equality legislation.
WRC assumes the roles and functions previously carried out by:
- The National Employment Rights Authority
- Equality Tribunal
- Labour Relations Commission
- Rights Commissioners Service
- The Complaints and Referrals functions of the Employment Appeals Tribunal
Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) responsibilities
Essentially, WRC is an advocate for the refinement and longevity of exemplary workplace relations. Furthermore, the organisation supports and encourages compliance with relevant enactments.
Additionally, the commission offers guidance in relation to compliance with codes of practice approved under Section 20 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015.
They also carry out reviews and follow up on workplace relations improvements. Furthermore, they conduct or commission research into matters pertaining to workplace relations.
The research results found by WRC, in addition to advice and information, are shared with joint labour committees and joint industrial councils. Furthermore, they advise and appraise the Minister in relation to the application of, and compliance with, relevant enactments. They also offer information to members of the public in with regards to employment.
Workplace Relations leading services include the inspection of employment rights compliance, the provision of information, the processing of employment agency and protection of young persons (employment) licences as well as the provision of mediation, conciliation, facilitation and advisory services.
The Commission has a board composed of a chairperson and eight regular members appointed by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
- Adjudication Services
- Advisory Services
- Compliance and Inspection Services
- Conciliation Services
- Enforcement Services
- Information and Customer Services
- Labour Court
- Mediation Services