The state is to discontinue 70 prosecutions against employers for breaches of Joint Labour Committee (JLC) rules on workers’ pay, following the striking down of the JLC legislation in the High Court last Thursday.
The Department of Enterprise and the National Employment Rights Authority (Nera) confirmed that the prosecutions - which include a high-profile case against Coolmore Stud, launched days before a visit there by Queen Elizabeth in May - would now be abandoned.
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