Thursday November 26, 2020

Taking stock of the hidden length of the working week

A recent Labour Court judgment in favour of a Kepak staffer who had to spend her free time answering work emails should be a wake-up call for employers

12th August, 2018

The Labour Court last week ordered a company in the Kepak group to award €7,500 to one of its former business development executives.

The order to award compensation arose from the company’s failure to ensure the employee was not permitted to work hours in excess of the 48-hour weekly maximum.

The Labour Court accepted the employee’s evidence, which included out-of-hours email correspondence, in finding that the employer had been guilty of repeatedly breaching...

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