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Examining zero hours and low hours work in Ireland: regulation and the ‘Grey Zone’ of work

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posted on 2020-11-06, 11:22 authored by MICHELLE O'SULLIVANMICHELLE O'SULLIVAN, THOMAS TURNERTHOMAS TURNER, Juliet McMahon, LORRAINE RYANLORRAINE RYAN, JONATHAN LAVELLEJONATHAN LAVELLE, Caroline Murphy, Mike O'Brien, Patrick Gunnigle
Zero hours work is work with no guaranteed hours. Researchers at the Kemmy Business School (KBS), University of Limerick, have been examining the prevalence and impact of zero hours work and low hours work amongst Irish employees. Their government-commissioned 2015 report titled ‘A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hours Contracts Among Irish Employers and Their Impact on Employees’ contained a series of recommendations on how to improve workers’ rights. These recommendations aimed to improve workers’ income security and formed the basis of public policy discussions on how to regulate zero hours and low hours work. Multiple political parties and workers rights organisations were involved in the public discussions, leading to a new piece of employment legislation, the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018, which was directly informed by the study. This legislation was the first significant enhancement of employment rights relating to working hours since the 1990s.

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