Dealing with a request for a ‘Banded Hours’ Contract

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 15 July 2019
The Employment Team at RDJ
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“We have an employee who has worked with us for the last five years on a casual basis – they come into work whenever we need them.  He works, on average, about ten hours during the winter months and would then generally work full-time for June, July and August, when our business is at its busiest. He is paid the minimum rate of pay for his hourly work.

We are aware of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2019, but do not believe it applies given the very casual nature of our relationship with him.  He is fully free to say no to us if we call him and offer him hours of work.

The employee has now written to us and has asked to be placed on a “banded hours” contract at the

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