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Name: Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 (No. 20 of 1997).
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1997-03-07
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, Acts, 51 p.
ISN: IRL-1997-L-46966
Bibliography: Official Gazette, Acts, 51 p.
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Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation covering daily, weekly, and annual rest periods. Employees shall be entitled to a rest period of no less than 11 consecutive hours for every 24 hour period, and 15 minutes every four and a half hours, and 24 hours for every 7 days. Night workers shall not work more than 8 hours per night shift. Provides additional compensation for Sunday work. Also provides entitlement to annual paid leave. S. 33 prohibits double employment.
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