Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

Daily rest period.

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11.An employee shall be entitled to a rest period of not less than 11 consecutive hours in each period of 24 hours during which he or she works for his or her employer.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

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C3

Application of section restricted (1.10.2015) by Organisation of Working Time (Non-Application of Certain Provision to Persons Performing Mobile Road Transport Activities) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 342 of 2015), reg. 3.

Non-application of Act

3. Sections 11, 12, 13, 15 and 16 of the Act do not apply to persons performing mobile road transport activities as defined in Directive 2002/15/EC.

Application of section restricted (1.01.2005) by Organisation of Working Time (Inclusion of Transport Activities) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 817 of 2004), reg. 6.

6. Mobile Workers are exempted from the application of sections 11, 12, 13 and 16 of the Act.

C5

Application of section restricted (1.03.1998) by Organisation of Working Time (Exemption of Civil Protection Services) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 52 of 1998), reg. 3 and sch. as amended (3.12.2009) by Organisation of Working Time (Exemption of Civil Protection Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 478 of 2009).

Exemptions

3. The persons employed in each of the classes of activity specified in the Schedule to these Regulations are, as respects the carrying out of the duties involved in that activity, hereby exempted from the application of sections 11, 12, 13, 15 and 16 of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 (No. 20 of 1997).

Schedule

1. The activity of a person employed in a prison or place of detention, being an activity that involves the maintenance of security in that prison or place of detention or the control or care of prisoners and which cannot be carried on within the normal rostering schedules applicable to that prison or place of detention.

2. The activity of a person employed by a fire authority in the position commonly known as retained fire fighter.

3. The activity of a person, other than a member of the Garda Síochána, employed as an authorised officer (within the meaning of the Air Navigation and Transport Acts, 1950 to 1988, and any enactment amending or extending those Acts).

4. The activity of a person employed by Dublin Port Company as a member of its harbour police.

[5. The activities of—

(a) persons employed by the Irish Coast Guard, and

(b) other persons (including contractors of the Irish Coast Guard) carrying out an activity in support of the emergency service of the Irish Coast Guard,not being an activity of a clerical nature. ]

Editorial Notes:

E22

Compliance notice procedure in respect of section provided (1.10.2015) by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 28(17) and sch. 4, S.I. No. 410 of 2015.

E23

Declared unconstitutional: Industrial Relations Act 1946 (26/1946), ss. 42, 43 and 45 and Industrial Relations Act 1990 (19/1990), s. 48 purported to allow the making of employment regulation orders under which application of this section could be restricted. These provisions and employment regulation orders made under them were declared unconstitutional in John Grace Fried Chicken Ltd and Others v Catering Joint Labour Committee and Others [2011] IEHC 277.

E24

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (31.12.2010) by Employment Regulation Order (Argricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2010 (S.I. No. 602 of 2010), art. 3 and sch., part III.

E25

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (3.05.2010) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2010 (S.I. No. 164 of 2010), Part III; revoked (31.12.2010) by Employment Regulation Order (Argricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2010 (S.I. No. 602 of 2010), reg. 3.

E26

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (14.04.2008) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2008 (S.I. No. 93 of 2008) reg. 2 and sch. part II(3); revoked (3.05.2010) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee 2010 (S.I. No. 164 of 2010), reg. 3.

E27

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (11.05.2007) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2007 (S.I. No. 190 of 2007), reg. 2; revoked (14.04.2008) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee 2008 (S.I. No. 93 of 2008), reg. 3.

E28

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (1.01.2007) by Employment Regulation Order (Security Industry Joint Labour Committee) 2006 (S.I. No. 500 of 2006), art. 2 and sch., part II, Conditions of Employment (iii).

E29

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (23.02.2006) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2006 (S.I. No. 24 of 2006), reg. 2; revoked (11.05.2007) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee 2007 (S.I. No. 190 of 2007), reg. 3.

E30

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (22.07.2005) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2005 (S.I. No. 375 of 2005), reg. 2; revoked (23.02.2006) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2005 (S.I. No. 24 of 2006), reg. 3.

E31

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (1.07.2005) by Employment Regulation Order (Security Industry Joint Labour Committee) 2005 (S.I. No. 78 of 2005), sch., part II, Conditions of Employment (iii); revoked (1.01.2007) by Employment Regulation Order (Security Industry Joint Labour Committee) 2006 (S.I. No. 500 of 2006), reg. 3.

E32

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (1.02.2004) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2004 (S.I. No. 33 of 2004), reg. 2; revoked (22.07.2005) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2005 (S.I. No. 375 of 2005), reg. 3.

E33

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (1.01.2004) by Employment Regulation Order (Security Industry Joint Labour Committee) 2003 (S.I. No. 631 of 2003), reg. 2 and sch., part II, Conditions of Employment (iii); revoked (1.07.2005) by Employment Regulation Order (Security Industry Joint Labour Committee) 2005 (S.I. No. 78 of 2005), reg. 3.

E34

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (23.05.2003) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2003 (S.I. No. 185 of 2003), reg. 2; revoked (1.02.2004) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2004 (S.I. No. 33 of 2004), reg. 3.

E35

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (23.04.2002) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2002 (S.I. No. 136 of 2002), reg. 2; revoked (23.05.2003) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2003 (S.I. No. 185 of 2003), reg. 3.

E36

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (12.04.2001) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2001 (S.I. No. 123 of 2001), reg. 2; revoked (23.04.2002) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2002 (S.I. No. 136 of 2002), reg. 3 .

E37

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (1.03.2001) by Employment Regulation Order (Security Industry Joint Labour Committee) 2001 (S.I. No. 35 of 2001), reg. 2 and sch., part II, Conditions of Employment (iii); revoked (1.01.2004) by Employment Regulation Order (Security Industry Joint Labour Committee) 2003, S.I. No. 631 of 2003.

E38

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (4.08.2000) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2000 (S.I. No. 236 of 2000), reg. 2; revoked (12.04.2001) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2001 (S.I. No. 123 of 2001), reg. 3.

E39

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (23.03.2000) by Employment Regulation Order (Security Industry Joint Labour Committee) 2000 (S.I. No. 20 of 2000), reg. 2 and sch., part. II, Conditions of Employment (iii); revoked (1.03.2001) by Employment Regulation Order (Security Industry Joint Labour Committee) 2001 (S.I. No. 35 of 2001), reg. 3.

E40

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (17.08.1999) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 1999 (S.I. No. 255 of 1999), reg. 2; revoked (4.08.2000) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 2000 (S.I. No. 236 of 2000), reg. 3.

E41

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (10.07.1998) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 1998 (S.I. No. 221 of 1998), reg. 2; revoked (17.08.1999) by Employment Regulation Order (Agricultural Workers Joint Labour Committee) 1999 (S.I. No. 255 of 1999), reg. 3.

E42

Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (30.01.1998) by Organisation of Working Time (Exemption of Transport Activities) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 20 of 1998), reg. 3 and sch.; revoked (1.01.2005) by Organisation of Working Time (Inclusion of Transport Activities) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 817 of 2004), reg. 5.