Here to help you make sense of the Working Time Act
The Organisation of Working Time Act (OWTA) governs many of the day-to-day matters surrounding employment. More specifically, it governs working hours.
It was introduced to protect the health & safety of all employees, including those in full-time or part-time employment, under a contract of employment, apprenticeship, or employed through an agency. Importantly, certain industries have unique working time rules, which is why it’s important to contact Employers Direct if you’re unsure about working hours.
Expert advice on all aspects of working hours
At Employers Direct, we offer expert advice on the Working Time Act in Ireland, exclusively for employers.
We provide advice on all aspects of staff working hours, including:
Why speak to Employers Direct?
At Employers Direct, we’ve more than 30 years’ experience helping employers just like you to understand working hours in Ireland. You can trust our fully qualified experts for practical guidance that keeps your business on the right side of relevant legislation.
Call Employers Direct now on 1800 939 614.
We’ve provided thousands of employers with working hours advice…
And we can help you, too.
Employers contact us each day and ask questions like, how many hours is full-time work in Ireland, and what are the maximum working hours per week in Ireland?
The answers we give to these questions are based on the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997. So, whatever questions you have on working hours, you can be sure you’re getting advice that keeps you on the right side of the law.
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