Sunday working – Navigating the Law

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 2 April 2019
Maria Pittock
A&L Goodbody
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This week we asked Maria Pittock, A&L Goodbody (ALG) Associate, to help employers navigate their obligations in relation to Sunday working. Maria also identifies common pitfalls for employers when ensuring their statutory obligation to compensate for Sunday work is discharged. 

  1. Is an employer required to pay employees who work on a Sunday more than those who don't?
  2. Is "Sunday work" addressed in legislation in Ireland?
  3. Should Sunday work and its compensation be expressly provided for in a contract of employment?
  4. Are there any consequences for employers if compensation for Sunday work is not expressly provided for in the contract of employment?
  5. Is an employer compliant with section

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Maria Pittock
A&L Goodbody

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