Part-time workers: the legal obligations

It is important for employers to be aware of their legal duties towards part-time and casual staff, writes Avine McNally.

13th July, 2014
Avine McNally, assistant director, Small Firms Association Picture: Feargal Ward

Many SMEs and start-ups rely on part-time and casual staff to keep the business ticking over and support growth at busy times.

However casual the arrangement with these employees, it is important to be aware of your legal obligations in this area.

This was enacted on December 20, 2001, and has three stated main purposes:

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