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Workplace Legislation - Improved Working Conditions
Safety, Health & Welfare Acts 2005 and 2010
Provide and maintain a safe workplace which uses safe plant and equipment
Prevent any improper conduct or behaviour likely to put the safety, health and welfare of employees at risk
Provide protective clothing and equipment to employees
Provide instruction and training to employees on health and safety
Prevent risks from employees using any article or substance
Not be under the influence of drink or drugs in the workplace
Take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of themselves and of other people in the workplace
Undergo any reasonable medical or other assessment if requested by the employer
National Minimum Wage Act 2000
Since 1 February 2020, the national minimum wage is €10.10 per hour, as set out in the National Minimum Wage Order 2020.
national minimum wage does not stop an employer from offering a higher wage.
Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015
These acts deal with promoting & banning discrimination within the workplace.
membership of traveling community
Access to employment
Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996
Children (14-15 years old)
Under the Act, employers cannot employ children aged under 16 in regular full-time jobs.
Doing light work during the school holidays – they must have at least 21 days off work during this time
As part of an approved work experience or educational programme where the work is not harmful to their health, safety or development
Children aged 15 may do 8 hours a week light work in school term time.
maximum working week for children outside school term time is 35 hours, or up to 40 hours if they are on approved work experience.
Young people (16-17 years old)
The maximum working week for young people aged 16 and 17 is 40 hours, with a maximum of 8 hours a day.
Young persons are only permitted to work between 6am and 10pm
oung people aged under 18 are only guaranteed up to 70% of the national minimum wage, which is €7.07 per hour.