Parental Leave Act 1998

Records.

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27. (1) An employer shall make a record of the parental leave and force majeure leave taken by his or her employees showing the period of employment of each employee and the dates and times upon which each employee was on parental leave or force majeure leave.

F41 [ (2) A record under this section shall be retained by the employer concerned

( a ) where the record is in respect of parental leave, for a period of 12 years, and

( b ) where the record is in respect of force majeure leave, for a period of 8 years,

in such form as the Minister may specify. ]

(3) Notices, or copies of notices, required by this Act to be retained by a person shall be retained by the person for a period of one year.

(4) An employer who contravenes subsection (1) or F42 [ paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection ] (2) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,500.

(5) F43 [ ]

(6) Proceedings for an offence under this section may be brought and prosecuted by the Minister.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F41

Substituted (19.07.2019) by Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 (11/2019), s. 7(a), S.I. No. 356 of 2019.

F42

Inserted (19.07.2019) by Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 (11/2019), s. 7(b), S.I. No. 356 of 2019.

F43

Repealed (1.10.2015) by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 8(1) and sch. 2 part 1 ref. 11, S.I. No. 410 of 2015, subject to transitional provisions in subs. (2).

Modifications (not altering text):

C7

Application of subs. (4) affected (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 6(2), (3), S.I. No. 662 of 2010. The Euro equivalent of £1,500 is €1,904.61.

Definitions.

3.— In this Part— ...

“class C fine” means a fine not exceeding €2,500;

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Class C fines.

6.— ...

(2) Subject to subsection (3), where an enactment enacted during a period specified in column (2) of the Table opposite a particular reference number specified in column (1) of the Table provides that a person who commits an offence under the enactment shall be liable, upon summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding an amount that falls within the range of amounts specified in column (3) of the Table opposite the same reference number, a person who commits that offence after the commencement date shall, upon summary conviction, not be liable to that fine, but shall instead be liable to a class C fine.

(3) Where an enactment enacted before the commencement date provides that a person who commits an offence under the enactment shall be liable, upon summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding an amount that—

( a) was provided for by virtue of a subsequent enactment enacted during a period specified in column (2) of the Table opposite a particular reference number specified in column (1) of the Table, and

( b) falls within the range of amounts specified in column (3) of the Table opposite the same reference number,

a person who commits that offence after the commencement date shall, upon summary conviction, not be liable to that fine but shall instead be liable to a class C fine.

TABLE

Reference Number

(1)

Period

(2)

Range of amounts

(3)

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1 January 1997 to day immediately before commencement date

Not greater than €2,500 but greater than €1,000

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