Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

Short title and commencement.

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1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as, by order or orders made by the Minister, may be fixed therefor, either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions.

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Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (various dates) by Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 392 of 1997).

3. The 30th day of September, 1997, is hereby fixed as the day on which the following provisions of the Act shall come into operation, namely:

(a) sections 1 to 8 and 10,

(b) section 9 in so far as it relates to the Holidays (Employees) Act, 1973, and section 4 of the Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act, 1991,

(c) section 15(2),

(d) sections 17 to 23 and 25 to 41,

(e) subsections (8) and (9) of section 24,

(f) the First, Second and Third Schedules,

(g) the Fourth Schedule in so far as it relates to the enactments referred to in paragraph (b) of this Article,

(h) paragraphs 5, 6, 8 and 9 of the Fifth Schedule, and

(i) the Sixth Schedule.

4. The 30th day of November, 1997, is hereby fixed as the day on which the following provisions of the Act shall come into operation, namely:

(a) subsections (1) to (7) and (10) of section 24, and

(b) paragraphs 3, 4 and 7 of the Fifth Schedule.

5. The 1st day of March, 1998, is hereby fixed as the day on which the following provisions of the Act shall come into operation, namely:

(a) section 9 in so far as it relates to any enactment other than one referred to in Article 3(b) of this Order,

(b) sections 11 to 14 and 16,

(c) subsections (1), (3), (4) and (5) of section 15,

(d) the Fourth Schedule in so far as it relates to any enactment other than one referred to in Article 3(b) of this Order,

and

(e) paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Fifth Schedule.