Payment for Sunday Working

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 29 October 2019
Síobhra Rush
Lewis Silkin
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The High Court has confirmed that where a contract contains a clear statement that the hourly rate of pay takes into account the requirement to work on Sundays there is no further obligation on employers to specifically set out the proportion of the hourly rate of pay which relates to Sunday working

What does the law say about Sunday working?

Section 14 of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (OWTA) provides that where employees are required to work on Sunday, and this has not otherwise been taken into account in calculating their rate of pay, they are entitled to the following compensation:

  • payment of a reasonable allowance;
  • increasing the rate of pay by a reasonable amount;
  • a

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Síobhra Rush
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