Labour Court Ends Home Help Zero-Hour Contracts

The Labour Court has ruled that home helps, employed by the Health Service Executive, must be given a minimum of seven hours of work a week, bringing an end to the use of zero-hour contracts.

It is understood that the new ruling will only apply to home helps directly employed by the HSE and not those employed by not-for-profit providers funded by the HSE.

The ruling is understood to benefit some 10,000 home helps.


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