SEO me the Money: Managing the changes made by the Sectoral Employment Orders


Authors: Niav O’Higgins, Karen Killoran and Mary Liz Mahony

Following the Supreme Court decision in McGowan & Ors v Labour Court Ireland & Ors which found the well established regime of registered employment agreements to be unconstitutional, there had been uncertainty regarding the level of protection for wages and benefits of workers in the construction sector.

This has been addressed somewhat by (i) the Sectoral Employment Order (Construction Sector) 2017 (the “General SEO”) (announced 19 October 2017) and (ii) the Sectoral Employment Order (Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector) 2018 (the “Mechanical SEO”) (announced 9 March 2018).

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