Shannon breakfast briefing addresses employment legislation

Shannon breakfast briefing addresses employment legislation


Shannon ChamberThe establishment of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in 2015 heralded the single largest change to the industrial relations state machinery in decades resulting in HR practitioners being continually challenged to keep up to date with employment law developments and the impact of new legislation on their businesses.

With this in mind, Shannon Chamber, in conjunction with Adare Human Resource Management, will host a breakfast briefing on this very crucial topic on Wednesday, 7 September in the Oakwood Arms Hotel in Shannon. The briefing will run from 8am to 9.30am.

As Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes explains: “Adare HRM’s very experienced team will share their observations of the differences in the HR landscape since the launch of the WRC – which assumed the roles and functions of the National Employment Rights Authority (NERA), Equality Tribunal (ET), Labour Relations Commission (LRC), Rights Commissioners Service (RCS) and the first-instance (Complaints and Referrals) functions of the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT).

“They will examine the current employment law landscape and outline what has happened so far in terms of changing employment legislation and case law. They will look at future developments in this area. Most importantly, they will pinpoint where organisations are falling short and what they need to do to be totally compliant with legislation. This briefing will be of specific interest to HR professionals, business owners and managers. With the changes to existing employment legislation, new Acts being introduced, and the sheer volume of case law, it can be extremely difficult for any organisation to keep on top. This briefing will help to make it more comprehensible” Downes added.

Bookings for this event can be made online at