Contracts of Employment for Part-Time Workers

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 14 December 2021
Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP
Issues covered: Atypical Working; Part-Time Working; Contracts of Employment

In the current working environment, there has been a growing demand for hybrid ways of working along with other kinds of atypical working.  However, it is worth remembering that there have been different methods of working – for example in the form of part-time workers – for a long time.  It is worth revisiting some of the issues which arise in respect of dealing with part-time employees and their contracts.   

Who is a part-time employee?

Part-time workers are protected by the Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act, 2001 (the “Act”) which came into force in 2001.  The Act was brought in pursuant to an EU Directive on part-time work.  The Act defines a

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Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP

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