A major overhaul of the Irish agent system for new businesses will start with the opening of a new registration system for employers and new recruitment agents on October 2.
The scheme is the brainchild of the European Commission, which has set out its plans to overhaul the way the system is set up in Ireland and elsewhere across the EU.
Under the scheme, employers will have to register with an agency and a recruitment agency, which will then register with the Commission and have their agents registered with the authority.
The agencies will have a register of their agents, and the Commission will then decide whether or not to approve the recruitment.
The process will be staggered, starting in the first week of October, and employers will register with them from that point onwards.
There will also be a set of conditions on employers, which include having an agent who is a registered agent of at least the national agency, and a minimum of 5% of their employees are under 18.
There are two types of agencies that are eligible to register for the scheme.
The first is the National Agency, which are responsible for registering new businesses.
The second are the Registered Agents, which act as recruitment agents for other types of companies.
There is also an existing agency, the Agency Registration Authority (ARA), which is set to be replaced with a new agency.
The new agency will be created to facilitate the registration of new employers and recruitment agents, with a minimum five percent of the total workforce of companies and employers being under 18, and no more than 10 percent of employees are below 18.
The existing agency has to submit its register to the Agency Register Authority within 14 days, and its agent must register with it within three days of that.
There’s a set period of time after which the registration will be cancelled if there’s no approval from the Commission, and if there is no approval, the registration can’t be renewed.
There may be a maximum of five applications a year, but employers are free to apply again in five years.
There’ll also be new procedures for employees to apply to be agents of the agency, with the application process to start from the earliest date of an application for registration.
A company must apply for registration with a registered agency and also have a recruitment agent registered with it.
A recruitment agent can be registered with another registered agency.
The agency will only register a recruitment and an agent if they are also registered with that agency.
A recruitment agent has to register their agent with the agency and be at least 18 years of age.
There would also be more flexibility for companies to create or expand an agency, or apply to create a recruitment company.
There’d also be an extension to the period of registration for new agents.
This will extend from the time an agent starts to work for a company, up to three years from the day the agency starts to register an agent.
The agency registration scheme is part of a larger reform plan by the European Commissioner for Jobs, Growth and Investment, Joaquín Almunia.
The Commission is also set to propose an overhaul of its labour market regulation and services, which is also part of its reform agenda.