Working Time - Employer ResponsibilitiesPosted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 14 August 2019
There have been a number of recent cases at the European Court of Justice and elsewhere that impact on the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997, as it applies in Ireland. Are Irish employers maintaining proper records of working hours? Are you open to challenge from your employees or their unions?
Closer to home, the Labour Court awarded compensation to an employee who worked outside of her office hours. The Labour Court also emphasised that employers must ensure employees take their rest breaks – providing an opportunity is insufficient.
In this article, Ciara O’Kennedy, Partner, LK Shields, set out key aspects of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997, as informed by recent case law.
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