Consultation on Employment Permits Bill
The Government is inviting submissions on the Employment Permits Bill, with a closing date of 17 January 2020
The consultation on the General Scheme of an Employment Permits (Consolidation and Amendment) Bill incorporates both specific and general recommendations of a Review of Economic Migration Policy undertaken in 2018. It also retains the core focus of a vacancy led employment permits system oriented to meeting of the skills and labour needs in the State. The conclusions of the Review endorsed the robust fundamental structure of the existing system.
The changes proposed are concerned with increasing its agility and effectiveness, while retaining the key policy focus of supporting the economy and the labour market through evidence-based decision making. The proposed Bill therefore does not represent a change in overall Government policy. The consultation also covers a number of more specific changes.