Holidays (Employees) Act, 1939

Definitions generally.

1.—(1) In this Act—

the expression “the Act of 1936” means the Conditions of Employment Act, 1936 (No. 2 of 1936);

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Industry and Commerce;

the word “employ” means employ, under a contract of service (whether the contract is expressed or implied or is oral or in writing) or a contract of apprenticeship, and cognate words shall be construed accordingly;

the word “day” means, in relation to a person whose spell of work begins on one day and ends on the next, a period of twenty-four hours commencing at the time at which such spell of work begins;

the word “week” means any period of seven consecutive days;

the word “month” means any period of thirty consecutive days;

the expression “industrial work” has the same meaning as in the Act of 1936;

the expression “offence under any section of this Act” includes an offence under any sub-section of a section of this Act;

the word “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under this Act.

(2) A person in the service of a local authority shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to be employed by such local authority.