If there are any specific topics you would like covered in this publication, please forward your suggestions to Thomas McDonagh of Adare Human Resources Management: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Employment Case Law – each month we review a number of interesting employment law cases and consider their implications for organisations. This month we look at the Payment of Wages. Read more >>>
- Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) Decisions – each month we look at and review the decisions from the WRC. This provides a valuable insight into the types of discrimination cases before the WRC and the decisions that are issued. Read more >>>
- What to Keep an Eye Out For – what is new, changing, potentially changing or what you may have missed. Read more >>>
Persons working at night are specifically protected under the Organisation of Working Time Act and have additional rights over other Employees. A night worker is defined as an Employee who normally works at least 3 hours of their working time between midnight and 7am the following morning, where night work equates to 50% of their annual working time.
With regard to their maximum working week, night workers cannot be required to work in excess of 48 hours in a 7 day period, averaged over a reference period of 2 months. Where the night worker is involved in work which involves special hazards or a heavy physical or mental strain, then there is an absolute limit on working hours. In such cases, the Employee may only work 8 hours in a 24 hour period during which they perform night work.