As the public holidays for Christmas fall on weekends this year, could you clarify what the employee's entitlements are?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 7 December 2010
Christmas Day, St Stephen's Day and New Year's Day are ordinarily public holidays in Ireland. As you point out, this year, these days are all falling on Saturday or Sunday, days on which many employees are already not required to work. Where a public holiday falls on a weekend in this way, employees are entitled to the normal alternative arrangements concerning employment and public holidays as set out in the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997. These are:
* A paid day off within a month of the public holiday
* An additional day of annual leave
* An additional day's pay
* The nearest church holiday to the public holiday as a paid day off.
It is advisable for employers to consider which
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.
We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.
We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.
You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.
You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.
Back to Q&A's This article is correct at 02/09/2015
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.