How does a business deal with public holidays if they don't open for business on Monday? Are employees entitled to be compensated for Public Holidays that fall on Mondays or any other days on which an employer doesn’t open, or is an employee to be compensated if s/he is not contracted to work, even if the employer is open?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 3 March 2015
All employees in Ireland, save for certain part-time workers (referred to below), have an immediate entitlement to public holiday benefits. Under the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (the “Act”), an employee shall be entitled, in respect of a public holiday, to one of the following options which will be determined by the employer (provided that the day on which the public holiday falls is a day on which the employee would be entitled to a paid day off); a paid day off on that day, a paid day off within a month of that day, an additional day of annual leave, an additional day’s pay. Where the public holiday falls on a day on which the employee does not normally work, the employee is
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.