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Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act, 1977

Normal working hours.

7.(1) In this Act “normal working hours” in relation to an employee means—

(a) if the employee is a young person over the age of sixteen years—

(i) eight hours in any day,

and

(ii) forty hours in any week;

(b) if the employee is a young person under the age of sixteen years—

(i) eight hours in any day,

and

(ii) thirty-seven and one-half hours in any week.

(2) The Minister may by order vary normal working hours.

(3) The Minister may by order revoke or amend an order under this section including an order under this subsection.

(4) Normal working hours may be varied by an agreement; provided that, under any such agreement the number of hours to be worked by the employee in any period specified in the agreement does not exceed an average of forty hours per week, if the employee is a young person over the age of sixteen years, or an average of thirty-seven and one-half hours per week, if the employee is a young person under the age of sixteen years.