The Tánaiste agreed to convene a consultative working group on the Determination of Employment Status, which I Chair.
The first meeting of this group took place on Wednesday 13th of April 2022 and the second meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 21st of June.
The group consists of representatives from ICTU, Ibec, the Construction Federation of Ireland and ISME as well as officials from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment; the Revenue Commissioners and the Department of Social Protection.
The purpose of this working group is to examine issues around employment status, consider the scale of misclassification, and to discuss the potential to improve systems by which correct employment status is determined.
This is a complex area and the group will report on progress as appropriate.