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Workplace Relations Commission to exhibit at Jobs Expo Cork

Workplace Relations WRC
25 April 2017
Est. Reading: 2 minutes

We are very pleased to announce that the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Cork this May.

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is an independent, statutory body. WRC established on 1st October 2015 under the Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16 of 2015). They provide information on industrial relations as well as 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

Firstly, WRC promotes the improvement of workplace relations and the maintenance of good workplace relations. They also promote and encouraging compliance with relevant enactments.

In addition, WRC provides guidance in relation to compliance with codes of practice approved under Section 20 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015.

They also conduct reviews of, and monitor developments as respects, workplace relations. Furthermore, they conduct or commission research into matters pertaining to workplace relations.

WRC provides advice and information as well as the findings of research conducted by the Commission to joint labour committees and joint industrial councils. In addition, they advise and appraise the Minister in relation to the application of, and compliance with, relevant enactments. They also provide information to members of the public in relation to employment.

The Commission’s core 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 consisting of a chairperson and eight ordinary 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
  • Licensing
  • Mediation Services
  • Training
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