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Employment Rights

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 19 May 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Ceisteanna (23)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

23. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will provide an update on his Department’s working group on the determination of employment status; the persons or bodies that are the members of the group; the remit of same; and the expected date for completion of its work. [25346/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Enterprise)

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.

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