European Communities (Organisation of Working Time) (General Exemptions) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Jurisdiction:  Republic if Ireland

Commencement:   19th December 2018

Amends:   Organisation of Working Time Act 1997


Mini Summary

The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 sets out the statutory rights for employees in respect of rest, maximum working time and holidays.



This was amended by Organisation of Working Time (General Exemptions) Regulations, 1998 to include exempt categories of workers from section 11 (minimum rest periods), section 12 (breaks) and section 13 (daily rest) of the Act.

This 2018 amendment clarifies that the caring, rearing, breeding and training of racehorses is included in the category of exempt agricultural workers as prescribed in The Organisation of Working Time (General Exemptions) Regulations 1998.



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