Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Act 1973

Interpretation.

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1.In this Act—

the Act of 1967” means the Redundancy Payments Act, 1967;

F1 [ civil servant has the same meaning as in the Civil Service Regulation Act 1956 ; ]

F1 [ Department has the same meaning as in the Public Service Management Act 1997 ; ]

employee” means an individual who has entered into or works under a contract with an employer, whether the contract be for manual labour, clerical work or otherwise, whether it be expressed or implied, oral or in writing, and whether it be a contract of service or of apprenticeship or otherwise, and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly;

lay-off” has the meaning assigned to it by the Act of 1967;

lock-out” has the meaning assigned to it by Part II of the Act of 1967;

Minister” means the Minister for Labour;

prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under this Act;

F1 [ Scheduled Office has the same meaning as it has in the Civil Service Regulation Act 1956 ; ]

short-time” has the meaning assigned to it by the Act of 1967;

strike” has the meaning assigned to it by Part II of the Act of 1967;

the Tribunal” means the Tribunal established under the Act of 1967;

week” means any period of seven consecutive days;

year” means any period of fifty-two weeks.