Dáil Éireann - Volume 673 - 05 February, 2009

Employment Law Compliance Bill 2008: Order for Second Stage.

[670] Bill entitled an Act to secure improved compliance with employment legislation; to establish a body to be known as an tÚdarás Náisiúnta um Chearta Fostaíochta or, in the English language, as the National Employment Rights Authority; to establish the office of Stiúrthóir an Údaráis Náisiúnta um Chearta Fostaíochta or, in the English language, the Director of the National Employment Rights Authority and to provide for his or her appointment; to provide for the terms, conditions and functions of the director; to provide for an acting director to perform the functions of the director during exigencies; to provide for an advisory board and to define its functions; to further provide for the enforcement of employment legislation including by the appointment of authorised officers; to increase the penalties for certain offences under employment legislation and certain other enactments; to further amend employment legislation and certain other enactments and to provide for related matters.

  Deputy Billy Kelleher: I move: “That Second Stage be taken now.”

Question put and agreed to.