On-Call Working - Your Questions Answered

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 7 December 2021
Kevin Slattery
A&L Goodbody
Issues covered: On-Call Working, Working Time, Contracts of Employment

In this month’s First Tuesday Q&A, Kevin Slattery, Associate in A&L Goodbody’s Employment Practice Group, provides some insights into the law relating to on-call working.    

1. What is an on-call working arrangement?

There is no legal definition of on-call working under Irish employment law.

However, being on-call is generally understood to mean time where an individual is not working but is required by their employer to be available to perform work or attend a place of work within a prescribed time - often at short notice. It is a relatively common working arrangement for doctors, emergency staff, IT support and maintenance professionals. 

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Kevin Slattery
A&L Goodbody

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