Constant stream of calls, emails and text messages leaves many workers feeling they are never off duty, particularly now with so many working from home. File photograph: Joe Giddens/ PA Wire/Paul Scott/The Irish Times

The Government has introduced a new code of practice to bolster the right of employees to switch off from work outside normal working hours. Tánaiste(...)

‘We have suddenly moved from the 19th-century model to a 21st-century one, and we are skipping a whole 100 years.’ Photograph: Getty

If there was any novelty to the kitchen offices, dining table desks and bedroom workstations that sprang up or were screwed together in haste as the c(...)

Ana Lacramioara Manciu has  alleged staff at Stablefield Mushrooms in Co Tipperary worked on average over 75 hours over a six-day week but pay records were doctored to show they worked 40 hours.

Staff at an Irish mushroom farm were working up to 80 hours a week in breach of employment law and their pay slips were doctored to make it seem that (...)

Ana Lacramoiara Manciu, from Romania, had taken the case against mushroom farm Stablefield Ltd of Clogheen, Co Tipperary. Tom Sweeney owns Stablefields. Photographs: John D Kelly

A former mushroom farm worker has been awarded €21,422 by the Labour Court after claiming she was forced to work more than 80 hours a week. She also s(...)

In 2017 the French government introduced an employment law which obliges organisations to guarantee their employees a right to disconnect from technology when they leave the workplace

The Government is to consider the introduction of legislation which would ensure workers have the right to switch off and no longer feel the obligatio(...)

New legislation provides some welcome rights for “low hours” employees. But for zero-hours workers, the provisions of the Employment (Miscellaneous Pr(...)

The introduction of a new contract and a new higher-paid enhanced nurse grade were key elements of previous Labour Court settlement proposals which led to the suspension of strikes by members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The leadership of Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is to recommend that its members accept proposals aimed at resolving its recent disput(...)

Racehorse trainer Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle Stables in Rosegreen, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has eased rules regulating the hours worked by racehorse trainers’ staff ahead of one of the industry’s busiest weeks. The move comes (...)

Ictu said that advances in technology meant many workers are now exposed to longer working time by being reachable outside of office hours. File photograph: Getty Images

Advances in smartphone technology mean that many people are being exposed to longer working hours as they are more easily reachable after leaving the (...)

Grooms and other staff working at the Aidan O’Brien-run, John Magnier-owned Ballydoyle Racing Stables regularly “volunteer” to come to work during the(...)

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