Business 2000: One stop for employment rights

What's new in employment rights and industrial relations? Quite a bit, according to Padraig Dooley of the National Employment Rights Authority. Siobhán Brett reports.

4th March, 2012
Business 2000: One stop for employment rights
Padraig Dooley, deputy director of the National Employment Rights Authority: 'We want to create an awareness of the importance of compliance with employment rights and regulations'. Photo: Michael O'Rourke

The National Employment Rights Authority (Nera) has undergone significant change in the last six months, spearheading reform of the state's employment rights and industrial relations procedures and institutions.

Last July, Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, announced a programme of reform which would draw together the functions of Nera, the Labour Relations Commission, the Equality Tribunal and the first- instance functions of the Employment Appeals Tribunal (Eat) to form a single body to...

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