European Works Councils under Irish Law
25 March 2019
European Works Councils are the only legally-mandated bodies for transnational information and consultation with employees in the world.
This Inbrief details which employers can be required to establish an EWC and the rules that apply to them. It also considers steps that they can take if they wish to move their EWC to Ireland in preparation for Brexit. For the most up to date information on moving your EWC to Ireland please see our related items below.
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