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Written Answers - Employment Rights

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 288.  Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  when it is expected that payments will be issued to employees of a company (details supplied) in respect of their claims awarded by the Rights Commissioner under the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 following a hearing by the commissioner; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23807/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton In February 2012 on line claims were received from the Receiver, on behalf of 40 former employees of the firm to which the Deputy refers. These claims were in respect of Rights Commissioners Awards under the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997. These claims were processed by my Department on 24 April 2012 and payment issued to the Receiver on 4 May 2012.


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