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Double Employment and Working Week
The Organisation of Working Time (Records) (Prescribed Form and Exemptions) Regulations, 2001 came into effect on 1st November 2001. These regulations require Employers to maintain working time records in respect of Employees.
The following information is to be retained in respect of each Employee:
- The days and total hours worked in each week by the Employee,
- Any annual leave and/or public holiday leave provided to the Employee and the payment made in respect of that leave,
- Any additional day’s pay where this is the benefit provided in respect of a public holiday rather paid leave.
Records of rest periods and breaks provided, unless these have been advised to the Employee in writing, and there are established complaints procedures in place for an Employee to raise the issue where a breach of their entitlements occurs.
Records should be retained in a clear form. Where an Organisation has a clock-in system this will suffice for the retention of records. If not, then a form designed by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (OWT1) may be used, or any other similar form which contains the same information.