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

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Show simple item record O'Sullivan, Michelle Turner, Thomas McMahon, Juliet Ryan, Lorraine Lavelle, Jonathan Murphy, Caroline O'Brien, Mike Gunnigle, Patrick 2020-11-06T11:22:36Z 2020-11-06T11:22:36Z 2020
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract 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. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.rights University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject zero hours en_US
dc.title Examining zero hours and low hours work in Ireland: regulation and the ‘Grey Zone’ of work en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/report en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject.sdg decent work and economic growth

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