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The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has confirmed that the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill will come into force from the first week of March 2019. The enactment will be proceeded by a public awareness campaign led by the Workplace Relations Commission (the “WRC”), ahead of its commencement.
The objective of the Bill is to address issues that arise for workers with unspecified/insecure hours of work by the provision of new statutory protections and rights and the prohibition of the use by employers of zero-hour contracts, save in certain limited circumstances.
The main provisions in the Bill contain amendments to the following Acts:
a) Organisation of Working Time Act 1997; and
b) Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 – 2014.