Office Premises Act, 1958


3.— (1) In this Act “office” means any premises, room, suite of rooms or other part of premises in which persons are employed on clerical work.

(2) This Act does not apply to an office in which the number of persons employed on clerical work does not exceed five. For the purpose of this provision, all parts of a building or group of buildings in which persons are employed on clerical work by the same employer shall be taken together as forming one office, notwithstanding that such parts may be structurally separated from one another.

(3) This Act does not apply—

(a) to premises or parts of premises occupied by the Defence Forces,

(b) to premises or parts of premises where clerical work is performed at irregular intervals and for short periods,

(c) to a shop to which the Shops (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1938 (No. 4 of 1938), applies,

(d) to such premises or classes of premises as are declared to be exempt in regulations made by the Minister.

(4) For the purposes of this section a person shall not be regarded as employed on clerical work if such work is merely incidental or subsidiary to his main occupation.