Updated to 25 November 2020 (Act No. 20 of 2020 and S.I. No. 565 of 2020)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1 - 8 30 September 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 3
S. 9 in so far as it relates to the Holidays (Employees) Act 1973 and s. 4 of the Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 30 September 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 3
S. 9 in so far as it relates to any enactment other than the Holidays (Employees) Act 1973 and s. 4 of the Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 1 March 1998 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 5
S. 10 30 September 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 3
Ss. 11 - 14 1 March 1998 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 5
S. 15(1) 1 March 1998 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 5
S. 15(2) 30 September 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 3
Ss.15(3) - (5) 1 March 1998 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 5
S. 16 1 March 1998 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 5
Ss. 17 - 23 30 September 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 3
Ss. 24(1) - (7) 30 November 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 4
Ss. 24(8), (9) 30 September 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 3
S. 24(10) 30 November 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 4
Ss. 25 - 41 30 September 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 3
Schs. 1 - 3 30 September 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997). art. 3
Sch. 4 in so far as it relates to the Holidays (Employees) Act 1973 and s. 4 of the Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 30 September 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 3
Sch. 4 in so far as it relates to any enactment other than the Holidays (Employees) Act 1973 and s. 4 of the Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 1 March 1998  Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 5
Sch. 5 paras. 1, 2 1 March 1998 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 5
Sch. 5 paras. 3, 4 30 November 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 4
Sch. 5 paras. 5, 6 30 September 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 3
Sch. 5 para. 7 30 November 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 4
Sch. 5 paras. 8, 9 30 September 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 3
Sch. 6 30 September 1997 Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997), art. 3

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Act included in definition of employment and relevant enactments 16/2015, s. 2 and sch. 1 part 1 item 5
Redress and appeal procedures provided 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 41, 44 and sch. 5 part 1 item 7 and sch. 6 part 1 item 10, sch. 6 part 2 item 10
Forms and procedures prescribed S.I. No. 510 of 2001
Min. may refuse permit for offences under 16/2006, s. 12(1)(c) and sch. 1, s. 41(4)
References construed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 66(2), (3)
Trans. of functns. under. S.I. No. 438 of 2020, arts. 1(2), 2, 3, sch., part. 1
  42/2004, ss. 3(1), 4, 58, 59(1), (2), (3) & sch. 3
S. 2 am. 32/2012, ss. 1(6), 16(2)
S. 2(1) amended 38/2018, ss. 1(2), (3), 13
  1/2014, ss. 1(22), 5(8), sch. 2 pt. 6
  11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 22
  S.I. No. 494 of 2004, regs. 1(2), 12(a)
S. 3(2)(b)(i) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 170, schedule, pt. 5, item 18
S. 3(2)(b)(ii) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 170, schedule, pt. 5, item 18
S. 5 amended 38/2018, ss. 1(2),, (3), 14
S. 6 code of practice declared S.I. No. 44 of 1998, art. 2, schedule
S. 6(1) (provisions referred to in) & (2) specified for the purposes of 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 28(17), 41(1), sch. 4, sch. 5 pt. 1 item 7
S. 8 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2),  8(1) and sch. 2 part 1 ref. 10
S. 8 am. S.I. No. 494 of 2004, regs. 1(2), 12(b)
Part 2 (ss. 11-18) provisions specified for the purposes of 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 28(17), 41(1), sch. 4, sch. 5 pt. 1 item 7
Part 2 (ss. 11-18) applied S.I. No. 819 of 2004, regs. 1, 4, 5
S. 11 non-application of S.I. No. 342 of 2015, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 602 of 2010, art. 3 & schedule, pt. III
  S.I. No. 164 of 2010, art. 3 & schedule, pt. III
  S.I. No. 93 of 2008, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 190 of 2007, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 500 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 24 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 375 of 2005, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. 3
  S.I. No. 78 of 2005, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 817 of 2004, regs. 1, 6, 7
  S.I. No. 33 of 2004, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 631 of 2003, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 185 of 2003, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 136 of 2002, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 123 of 2001, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 35 of 2001, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 236 of 2000, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 20 of 2000, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 255 of 1999, art. 2 and sch. 2 para. 4
  S.I. No. 221 of 1998, art. 2 and sch. 2 para. 4
  S.I. No. 52 of 1998, regs. 1, 3, schedule
  S.I. No. 21 of 1998 regs. 1, 3-6, schedule
  S.I. No. 20 of 1998 regs. 1, 3, schedule
S. 11 applied S.I. No. 631 of 2003, pt. 2, s. 11 (iii)
S. 11 applied to agricultural workers S.I. No. 375 of 2005, sch., pt. 2, s. 3
S. 12 non-application of S.I. No. 342 of 2015, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 602 of 2010, art. 3 & schedule, pt. III
  S.I. No. 164 of 2010, art. 3 & schedule, pt. III
  S.I. No. 93 of 2008, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 190 of 2007, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 500 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 24 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 78 of 2005, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 375 of 2005, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 817 of 2004, regs. 1, 6, 7
  S.I. No. 33 of 2004, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 631 of 2003, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 185 of 2003, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 136 of 2002, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 123 of 2001, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 35 of 2001, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 236 of 2000, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 20 of 2000, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 255 of 1999, art. 2 and sch. 2 para. 4
  S.I. No. 221 of 1998, art. 2 and sch. 2 para. 4
  S.I. No. 52 of 1998, regs. 1, 3, schedule
  S.I. No. 21 of 1998, regs. 1, 3-6, schedule
  S.I. No. 20 of 1998, regs. 1, 3, schedule
S. 12 applied S. I. No. 631 of 2003, pt. 2, s. 11 (iii)
S. 12 applied to agricultural workers S. I. No. 375 of 2005, sch., pt. 2, s. 3
S. 12(3) minimum duration for class of employee prescribed S.I. No. 57 of 1998, regs. 1, 3
S. 13 non-application of S.I. No. 342 of 2015, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 602 of 2010, art. 3 & schedule, pt. III
  S.I. No. 164 of 2010, art. 3 & schedule, pt. III
  S.I. No. 93 of 2008, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 190 of 2007, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 500 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 24 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 375 of 2005, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. 3
  S.I. No. 78 of 2005, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 817 of 2004, regs. 1, 6, 7
  S.I. No. 33 of 2004, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 631 of 2003, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 185 of 2003, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 136 of 2002, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 123 of 2001, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 35 of 2001, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 236 of 2000, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, par. 3
  S.I. No. 20 of 2000, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(iii)
  S.I. No. 255 of 1999, art. 2 and sch. 2 para. 4
  S.I. No. 221 of 1998, art. 2 and sch. 2 para. 4
  S.I. No. 52 of 1998, regs. 1, 3, schedule
  S.I. No. 21 of 1998, regs. 1, 3-6, schedule
  S.I. No. 20 of 1998, regs. 1, 3, schedule
S. 13 applied S. I. No. 631 of 2003, pt. 2, s. 11 (iii)
S. 13 applied to agricultural workers. S. I. No. 375 of 2005, sch., pt. 2, s. 3
S. 14 code of practice prescribed S.I. No. 444 of 1998, art. 2, schedule
S. 15 application restricted S.I. No. 342 of 2015, reg. 3
S. 15 non-application of S.I. No. 52 of 1998, regs. 1, 3, schedule
  S.I. No. 20 of 1998, regs. 1, 3, schedule
S. 15 applied S.I. No. 164 of 2010, art. 3, schedule, pt. III
  S.I. No. 602 of 2010, art. 3, schedule, pt. III
S. 15(4)(aa), par. substit. 19/2001, s. 28(a)
S. 15(4)(aa), par. ins. 30/1998, ss. 1(2), 25(4)(a)
S. 16 application restricted S.I. No. 342 of 2015, reg. 3
S. 16 non-application of S.I. No. 817 of 2004, regs. 1, 6, 7
  S.I. No. 52 of 1998, regs. 1, 3, schedule
  S.I. No. 21 of 1998, regs. 1, 3-6, schedule
  S.I. No. 20 of 1998, regs. 1, 3, schedule
S. 16(2)(a) risk assessment requirement S.I. No. 299 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 155
  S.I. No. 11 of 2000, reg. 6
  S.I. No. 485 of 1998, regs. 1(2), 5
S. 16(2)(a) appl. S. I. No. 11 of 2000, reg. 6(1)
S. 16(5)(cc), par. ins. 30/1998, ss. 1(2), 25(4)(b)
S. 16(5)(cc), par. substit. 19/2001, s. 28(b)
S. 18 substituted 38/2018, ss. 1(2), (3), 15
S. 18 appl. 5/2000, ss. 1(2), 8(1)(a)(vii)
S. 18, saver for. 5/2000, ss. 1(2), 19(2), sch., pt. 2, par. 10
S. 18A inserted 38/2018, ss. 1(2),, (3), 16
Part III (ss. 19-23) provision specified for the purposes of 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 28(17), 41(1), sch. 4, sch. 5 pt. 1 item 7
Part III (ss. 19-23) applied S.I. No. 310 of 2007, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 311 of 2007, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 72 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 73 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 458 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 459 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 523 of 2005, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 524 of 2005, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 59 of 2004, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 60 of 2004, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 353 of 2003, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 354 of 2003, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 158 of 2002, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 157 of 2002, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 185 of 2001, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 184 of 2001, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
  S.I. No. 84 of 2000, art. 3 & schedule, pt. II, s. II(c)
Part 3 saving for 45/2001, ss. 2, 10(3)
Part 3 not affected 29/2003, s. 6 (8)
S. 19 applied S.I. No. 164 of 2010, art. 3 & schedule, pt. III
  S.I. No. 602 of 2010, art. 3 & schedule, pt. III
S. 19 application restricted S.I. No. 532 of 2003, reg. 10A as inserted by S.I. No. 245 of 2014
S. 19 appl. 19/2001, s. 13(2)
S. 19(1A) inserted 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 86(1)(a)
S. 19(2) constr. refs. “registered medical practitioner” 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 20 rate of pay specified S.I. No. 475 of 1997, regs. 1, 3, 5, 6
S. 20(1)(c) substituted 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 86(1)(b), (c)
S. 21 rate of pay specified S.I. No. 475 of 1997, . regs. 1, 4(a), (b)
S. 21(1) application restricted 19/2001, s.13(3)
S. 23 rate of pay specified S.I. No. 475 of 1997, . regs. 1, 3, 5, 6
  S.I. No. 475 of 1997, regs. 1, 4(c)
s. 23(1) substituted 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 86(1)(b), (c)
S. 24(1) am. S.I. No. 494 of 2004, regs. 1(2), 12(c)
S. 24(4)(a) am. S.I. No. 494 of 2004, regs. 1(2), 12(d)
S. 25, form of records prescribed S.I. No. 342 of 2015, reg. 5
  S.I. No. 494 of 2004, reg. 11(2)
  S.I. No. 473 of 2001, regs. 3, 4, 6, 7 & schedule
S. 25(1) am. S.I. No. 494 of 2004, reg. 11(1)(a)
S. 25(2) classes of employer exempt under S.I. No. 473 of 2001, reg. 5
S. 25(4) am. S.I. No. 494 of 2004, reg. 11(1)(b)
S. 26 substituted 38/2018, ss. 1(2), (3), 17
S. 26 provision specified for the purposes of 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 41(1), sch. 5 pt. 1 item 7
S. 26(1) am. S.I. No. 494 of 2004, regs. 1(2), 12(e)
S. 27(1)(aa) ins. S.I. No. 494 of 2004, regs. 1(2), 12(f)
S. 27(2) repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1) and sch. 2 part 1 ref. 10
S. 27(3) substituted 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7 pt. 1 item 10
S. 27(3) relevant redress provision specified 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 41(5)(b)(i), sch. 6 pt. 1 item 10
S. 27(4)-(10) repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1) and sch. 2 part 1 ref. 10
S. 28 substituted 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7 pt. 1 item 10
S. 28 relevant redress provision specified 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 44(1)(b)(i), sch. 6 pt. 2 item 10
S. 28(8) am. 29/2003, s.19(2)(a)
S. 29 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1) and sch. 2 part 1 ref. 10
S. 29 procedures for application prescribed S.I. No. 373 of 1999, rls. 3-8, schedule
S. 30 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1) and sch. 2 part 1 ref. 10
S. 31 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1) and sch. 2 part 1 ref. 10
S. 33 am. S.I. No. 494 of 2004, regs. 1(2), 12(g)
S. 35 references construed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 57(2), (3)
  10/2005, s. 32(1)(a)
S. 37 am. S.I. No. 494 of 2004, regs. 1(2), 12(h)
S. 38 rep. 10/2005, ss. 1(2), 4(1)
S. 39(2) am. 5/2000, ss. 1(2), 45
  29/2003, s. 19(2)(b)(i), (ii)
S. 39(4) am. 29/2003, s. 19(2)(c)
S. 39(5) am. 29/2003, s. 19 (2) (d)
S. 41 rep. 10/2005, ss. 1 (2), 4 (1)
Sch. 2, par. 1, date prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 419 of 2001, reg. 2
  S.I. No. 10 of 1999, reg. 2
Sch. 5, par. 9 provision specified for the purposes of 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 41(1), sch. 5 pt. 1 item 7

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3 Organisation of Working Time (Exemption of Civil Protection Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 478 of 2009)
Organisation of Working Time (Exemption of Civil Protection Services) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 52 of 1998)
S. 3(3) Organisation of Working Time (Non-Application of Certain Provisions to Persons Performing Mobile Road Transport Activities) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 342 of 2015)
  Organisation of Working Time  (Exemption of Transport Activities) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 20 of 1998)
S. 4(3) Organisation of Working Time (Inclusion of Offshore Work) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 819 of 2004)
  Organisation of Working Time (Inclusion of Transport Activities) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 817 of 2004)
  Organisation of Working Time  (General Exemptions) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 21 of 1998)
S. 7 Organisation of Working Time (Non-Application of Certain Provisions to Persons Performing Mobile Road Transport Activities) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 342 of 2015)
  Organisation of Working Time (Records) (Prescribed Form and Exemptions) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 473 of 2001)
  Organisation of Working Time (Determination of Pay For Holidays) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 475 of 1997)
S. 7(3) Organisation of Working Time (Breaks at Work for Shop Employees) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 57 of 1998)
S. 12(3) Organisation of Working Time (Breaks at Work for Shop Employees) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 57 of 1998)
S. 20 Organisation of Working Time (Determination of Pay For Holidays) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 475 of 1997)
S. 22 Organisation of Working Time (Determination of Pay For Holidays) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 475 of 1997)
S. 23 Organisation of Working Time (Determination of Pay For Holidays) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 475 of 1997)
S. 25 Organisation of Working Time (Non-Application of Certain Provisions to Persons Performing Mobile Road Transport Activities) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 342 of 2015)
  Organisation of Working Time (Records) (Prescribed Form and Exemptions) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 473 of 2001)
S. 35(5)(a) Organisation of Working Time (Code of Practice on Sunday Working in the Retail Trade and Related Matters) (Declaration) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 444 of 1998)
S. 35(5)(b) Organisation of Working Time (Code of Practice on Compensatory Rest and Related Matters) (Declaration) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 44 of 1998)
Sch. 2 para. 1(g) Organisation of Working Time (National Day of Mourning) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 419 of 2001)
  Organisation of Working Time (Public Holiday) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 10 of 1999)