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An outline of the Working Time Act 1997 including its effects on employees.

Quinn, Antoinette (2001) An outline of the Working Time Act 1997 including its effects on employees. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The aim of this dissertation is to analysis the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 and show the effects it has had on both employees and employers in Ireland.

The Working Time Act is a significant piece of Irish legislation which not only altered the aspects of working time as we knew them but also reformed many outdated pieces of Irish legislation.

The research carried out for this dissertation involved:
Secondary research - books, journals, articles, reports, press cuttings, Dáil and Seanad debates that are listed in the footnotes and Bibliography of this dissertation.

The dissertation is divided into three main sections. Section 1 deals with the background to the legislation, the EU Directive93/104/EC concerning certain aspects of the Working Time Act. This directive was adopted in November 1993 by the Community and had effects on all Member States, including the UK.

Section 2 of the dissertation concerns the Irish implementation of the Directive. This controversial Act
included provisions for all types of employees including contract workers and goes beyond simply implementing the Directive but addresses other industrial relation problems, which have existed for some time. The issue of Sunday premiums, Zero hour contracts, Holiday rights for part time and atypical workers.

Section 3 this section involves an analysis of Rights Commissioner and Labour Court functions under the Act and cases that have arisen under this Act.

It is my aim to show the effects the implementation of the Working Time Act has had on Irish employees.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: K Law > KDK Republic of Ireland > Employment Legislation
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2010 08:42
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2015 08:11
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/73

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