Contract Law: Bank and Public Holiday Entitlements - North and South

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 21 January 2011

Given the recent period of holiday that encompassed a combination of annual leave and public holiday entitlement for most employees, and the announcement of a public holiday in the UK in light of Prince William’s upcoming nuptials on 29 April 2011, it is timely to review employee entitlements to bank and public holidays, both in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

1. Ireland

Part III of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 (the “Act”) sets out employees’ entitlements in relation to public holidays.

There are nine public holidays in Ireland: Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day, January 1, St.

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access 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.

Already a subscriber, now or Start my free trial today
This article is correct at 06/08/2015
Disclaimer:

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.