Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997

The Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997, sets out statutory rights for employees in respect of rest, maximum working time and holidays. These rights apply either by law as set out in the Act, in regulations made under the Act or through legally binding collective agreements. These agreements may vary the times at which rest is taken or vary the averaging period over which weekly working time is calculated.

You are not covered by the rest and maximum working time rules if you are a member of the Defence Forces, the Garda Siochana, a junior hospital doctor, a transport employee, if you work at sea, if you control your own working hours or if you are a family employee working on a farm or private house.
 
 
The Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997, can be viewed here .
 
 
 

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