The Code aims to assist employers, employees and their representatives to develop effective arrangements for information and consultation in accordance with the provisions of the Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2008.

Introduction

On 20 March 2008, the Minister for Labour Affairs launched the Code of Practice on Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2008.

The purpose of the code is to provide assistance for employers, employees and their representatives to develop effective arrangements for information and consultation in accordance with the terms of the 2006 Act.

The code is in addition to the guide which was published by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) in 2007 to assist employers and employees in understanding their obligations under the terms of the Act.

The Act itself establishes a general framework setting out the minimum requirements for the right to information and consultation. In reality, the 2006 Act has not been widely availed of by employers or employees to date and has not impacted the employment landscape to any great degree.

For more information, see our factsheet on the information and consultation legislation.

Key aspects of the code

Confidentiality

Good employer-employee relations

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