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.

Annotations

Amendments:

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Inserted (4.07.2006) by Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005 (18/2005), s. 24, S.I. No. 363 of 2006.

Modifications (not altering text):

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Functions transferred and references construed (14.10.2020) by Employment Affairs and Employment Law (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 438 of 2020), arts. 2, 3(1)(a), (2) and sch., in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 4-8.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 3 are transferred to the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

(2) References to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection contained in any Act or any instrument made under such Act and relating to any administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

3. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection -

(a) by or under the Acts specified in Part 1 of the Schedule and the provisions of the Acts specified in Part 2 of the Schedule, and

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are transferred to the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

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(2) References to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection contained in any Act or instrument made under such Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Article shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

SCHEDULE 1

PART 1

ACTS OF THE OIREACHTAS

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005

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