Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994



2.F8[(1) This Act, other than section 3(1A), shall not apply to employment in which the employee has been in the continuous service of the employer for less than F7[4 consecutive weeks].]

(2) Where the exclusion of a class or classes of employment from any provision of this Act is justified by objective considerations, the Minister may, after consultation with representatives of employers and of employees within that class or classes of employment, by order declare that that provision shall not apply to that class or those classes of employment and this Act shall have effect in accordance with the provisions of any such order for the time being in force.

(3) The First Schedule to the Act of 1973 shall apply for the purpose of ascertaining for the purposes of this Act the period of service of an employee and whether that service has been continuous with the following modifications and with any other necessary modifications—

F7[(a) subject to subsection (3A), the reference to 21 hours shall be construed as a reference to 3 hours,]

(b) the references to an employee shall be construed as references to an employee within the meaning of this Act.

F7[(3A)For the purposes of paragraph (a) of subsection (3), time worked with all employers forming or belonging to the same enterprise, group or entity shall count towards the period of 3 hours referenced in that paragraph.]

(4) The Minister may by order amend or revoke an order under this section, including an order under this subsection.

F7[(5) Subsection (1) shall not apply to employment where no guaranteed amount of work that is remunerated is predetermined before the employment starts.]




Substituted and inserted (16.12.2022) by European Union (Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions) Regulations 2022, S.I. No. 686 of 2022, reg. 4(a)-(d).


Substituted (4.03.2019) by Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (38/2018), s. 6, S.I. No. 69 of 2019.

Modifications (not altering text):


The limitation on the application of this Act imposed by subss. (1)(a) and (3)(a) is restricted (20.12.2001) by Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), s. 8, S.I. No. 636 of 2001.

Application of relevant enactments.

8.—Each relevant enactment shall apply to a part-time employee in the same manner, and subject to the like exceptions not inconsistent with this section, as it applies, other than by virtue of this Act, to an employee to whom that enactment relates.