Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015

Chapter 3

Sectoral employment orders


Editorial Notes:


Subcontracted posted workers provided with remedy for breach of sectoral employment order within meaning of chapter (27.07.2016) by European Union (Posting of Workers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 412 of 2016), reg. 9(1)(d).


Redress and appeal procedures for contraventions of sectoral employment orders under Chapter provided (1.10.2015) by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), ss. 41, 44 and sch. 5 part 2 item 11, sch. 6 part 1 para. 35 and sch. 6 part 2 item 35, S.I. No. 410 of 2015, as inserted (1.08.2015) by Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (27/2015), s. 24(d)(ii) and (e), S.I. No. 329 of 2015.


Definitions ( Chapter 3)

13. In this Chapter—

“Act of 2000” means the National Minimum Wage Act 2000;

“economic sector” means a sector of the economy concerned with a specific economic activity requiring specific qualifications, skills or knowledge;

“overtime” means any hours worked in excess of normal working hours;

“remuneration” means basic pay and may include pay in excess of basic pay in respect of—

(a) shift work,

(b) piece work,

(c) overtime,

(d) unsocial hours worked,

(e) hours worked on a Sunday, or

(f) travelling time (when working away from base),

but shall not include remuneration paid by an employer to his or her spouse, civil partner within the meaning of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010, father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, step-father, step-mother, son, daughter, step-son, step-daughter, grandson, grand-daughter, brother, sister, half-brother or half-sister;

“sectoral employment order” has the meaning assigned to it by section 17 .