Employers Warned Over Excessive Working Hours

Peninsula, the professional advice service, have provided a new article focusing on the importance of employers understanding their responsibilities in ensuring that their employees do not exceed the legal time periods of labour, following a recent ruling from an Irish Labour Court ordering an employer to pay a former business development executive €7,500 for persistent breaches of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997.

Section 15 of the Act states that employers shall not permit an employee to work more than an average of 48 hours in each period of 7 days.

Please find attached the overview article from Peninsula, featuring further information on the Labour Court case, the specific legal requirements for employers and guidelines to follow.