Organisation of Working Time – Your Questions AnsweredPosted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 4 February 2020
The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (the 1997 Act) is the main piece of legislation that governs the working hours of employees. It sets out employees' entitlements including the maximum average number of hours an employee can work, minimum break and rest periods that employees are entitled to. This is in addition to an entitlement to a Sunday premium for Sunday working (in certain situations).
It is a technical and (some could say outdated) piece of law that employers and legal practitioners alike can find difficult to navigate. This is due to the fact that it does not reflect the vast changes that have occurred in the "traditional workplace" since the legislation was enacted in
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