Why is Ireland's Working Time Legislation Still Out of Date?

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 25 August 2017
Paul Joyce BL
Issues covered:

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Mr G Willetts and Others [2017] UKEAT033416JOJ


Of the basic employment rights provided to workers under employment legislation, the right to a minimum period of paid annual leave is understandably one of the most valued. Up until 1997, the Holidays (Employees) Act 1973 allowed for a minimum entitlement of three weeks annual leave.

1997 then saw the passing of the Organisation of Working Time Act (OWTA) (transposing the European ‘Working Time Directive) which provided for the gradual introduction of a right to four weeks of such leave, with part-time employees becoming gradually entitled to 8% of hours worked (subject to a maximum of four

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