4 May 2021, 15.00

The Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, 5 May, to discuss the possibility of waiving the requirement to carry out Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Workplace Relations (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2021.

The meeting at 9.30am in Committee Room 1 of Leinster House will be briefed on the Bill by officials from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Maurice Quinlivan said: “This legislation would provide the necessary powers for the Workplace Relations Commission to continue to administer justice in accordance with the Constitution and follows a recent Supreme Court judgement in the ‘Zalewski’ case. Given the urgency of the matter, the Minister has asked that the normal requirement in relation to pre-legislative scrutiny be waived on this occasion. The Committee will consider this request and looks forward to discussing the Bill with the Department before making a recommendation on a PLS waiver to the Business Committee.”

The Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment has 14 Members, nine from the Dáil and five from the Seanad.

The meeting in Committee Room 1 can be viewed live on Oireachtas TV.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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