Working Time/Rest Periods

The right to disconnect from work-new code of practice from WRC, 1st April 2021

The WRC’s new code of practice concerning the right to disconnect form work has been signed into law from 1st April 2021. This code of practice arises from an attempt to regularise the Covid 19 enforced working at home practices that have arisen since March 2020. The lines between work and home and rest have …

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Remote working-will the National Remote Work Strategy be a game changer for the employee?

Would you like to work from home on a permanent basis? Or do you miss the workplace, your colleagues, the banter? Legislation is planned to give employees the right to request to work remotely. This arises from the National Remote Work Strategy which includes the introduction of a code of practice on the right to …

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Labour Court decides annual leave should not be counted in calculating banded hours contract entitlement

An employee working in Aer Lingus brought a claim to the WRC to be placed on a banded hours contract of employment under section 18A of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997. This new section 18A was inserted into the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 by section 16 of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) …

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Calculating Hours Worked for Banded Hours Contracts-Is Annual Leave to Be Counted?

This case, between a ground staff member and an airline, turned on the question of how you are expected to calculate the hours worked for the purposes of awarding an employee a banded hours contract. The employee had been placed on a banded hours contract pursuant to the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018. Section 16 …

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