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The Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application

  3. PART II EMPLOYEE NUMBERS AND ENTITLEMENT TO DATA

    1. 4.Calculation of number of employees

    2. 5.Entitlement to data

    3. 6.Complaint of failure to provide data

  4. PART III NEGOTIATED AGREEMENTS

    1. 7.Employee request to negotiate an agreement in respect of information and consultation

    2. 8.Pre-existing agreements: ballot for endorsement of employee request

    3. 9.Pre-existing agreements covering groups of undertakings

    4. 10.Complaint about ballot for endorsement of employee request

    5. 11.Employer notification of decision to start negotiations

    6. 12.Restrictions on employee request and employer notification

    7. 13.Dispute about employee request, employer notification or whether obligation in regulation 7(1) applies

    8. 14.Negotiations to reach an agreement

    9. 15.Complaints about election or appointment of negotiating representatives

    10. 16.Negotiated agreements

    11. 17.Complaints about ballot for employee approval of negotiated agreement

  5. PART IV STANDARD INFORMATION AND CONSULTATION PROVISIONS

    1. 18.Application of standard information and consultation provisions

    2. 19.Election of information and consultation representatives

    3. 20.Standard information and consultation provisions

  6. PART V DUTY OF CO-OPERATION

    1. 21.Co-operation

  7. PART VI COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

    1. 22.Disputes about operation of a negotiated agreement or the standard information and consultation provisions

    2. 23.Penalties

    3. 24.Exclusivity of remedy

  8. PART VII CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

    1. 25.Breach of statutory duty

    2. 26.Withholding of information by the employer

  9. PART VIII PROTECTIONS FOR INFORMATION AND CONSULTATION REPRESENTATIVES, ETC.

    1. 27.Right to time off for information and consultation representatives, etc.

    2. 28.Right to remuneration for time off under regulation 27

    3. 29.Right to time off: complaint to industrial tribunals

    4. 30.Unfair dismissal

    5. 31.Subsidiary provisions relating to unfair dismissal

    6. 32.Detriment

    7. 33.Detriment: enforcement and subsidiary provisions

    8. 34.Conciliation

  10. PART IX MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 35.Industrial Court: proceedings

    2. 36.Labour Relations Agency

    3. 37.Restrictions on contracting out: general

    4. 38.Restrictions on contracting out: Part VIII

    5. 39.Crown employment

    6. 40.Exception for merchant navy

  11. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Application of Regulations

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Requirements for ballots held under regulation 19

      1. Ballot arrangements

      2. Conduct of ballot

  12. Explanatory Note

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