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On the 29th of January 2024 the Labour Court revoked the Labour Court Rules 2022 and replaced them with the Labour Court Rules 2024 which can be accessed below:

Labour Court Rules 2024

The new rules are effective from the 29th of January 2024.

The main changes are:

  • The insertion of a new Part VI governing virtual hearings and the use of live video links (LVL) in proceedings i.e. hybrid hearings.

  • The amendment of Part IV of the Rules dealing with industrial relations cases whereby the parties are required to exchange submissions and confirm this with the Court.

  • Appeals can be made via the new Labour Court Portal.

For further information please see the Labour Court User's Guide which should be read in conjunction with the Labour Court Rules 2024

The earlier (revoked) Rules of the Labour Court can be accessed here:

The Labour Court Rules 2022

The Labour Court Rules 2020

The Labour Court Rules 2019

The Labour Court Rules 2016

The Labour Court has adopted the following Rules which give effect to a number of provisions of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015. The Rules are:-

Labour Court (Registered Employment Agreements) Rules 2016

Labour Court (Sectoral Employment Orders) Rules 2016

Labour Court (Exemption from obligation to pay remuneration prescribed by a S.E.O) Rules 2015