The Shops (Sunday Trading &c.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisi/1997/2779/contents

Introductory Text

Introductory Title and commencement This Order may be cited as the Shops (Sunday Trading...

Introductory

1.Title and commencement
2.Interpretation

Opening of large shops on Sunday

3.Large shops not to open on Sunday except in accordance with Articles 4, 5 and 6
4.Exemption for certain kinds of large shop
5.Permitted Sunday opening hours for large shops
6.Additional permitted Sunday opening for large shops in holiday resorts
7.Loading and unloading at large shops on Sunday morning
8.Enforcement
9.Offences

Other provisions relating to Sunday trading

10.Construction of certain leases and agreements
11.Rights of shop workers as respects Sunday working
12.Exclusion of Sunday Observance Act (Ireland) 1695

Repeal of provisions of the Shops Act (Northern Ireland) 1946
13.Repeal of provisions of the Shops Act (Northern Ireland) 1946

Supplementary
14.Amendments and repeals

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1
LOADING AND UNLOADING AT LARGE SHOPS ON SUNDAY MORNING

Shops to which Schedule applies (1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), this Schedule applies to any...

Shops to which Schedule applies
1.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), this Schedule applies to any...

Consent required for early Sunday loading and unloading

2.The occupier of a shop to which this Schedule applies...
3.(1) A consent under this Schedule may be granted subject...

Application for consent

4.An application for a consent under this Schedule shall be...
5.An applicant for a consent under this Schedule shall pay...
6.(1) Where an application is duly made to the district...

Revocation of consent
7.Where— (a) the occupier of a shop in respect of...

Publication of consent
8.Where a district council grants a consent under this Schedule,...

Offence
9.A person who contravenes paragraph 2 shall be guilty of...

SCHEDULE 2
RIGHTS OF SHOP WORKERS AS RESPECTS SUNDAY WORKING

Interpretation (1) In this Schedule “shop worker” means an employee who,...

Interpretation
1.(1) In this Schedule “shop worker” means an employee who,...

Protected shop workers
2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), a shop worker is to...

Contractual requirements relating to Sunday work
3.(1) Any contract of employment under which a shop worker...

Contracts with guaranteed hours
4.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) under the contract of...

Reduction of pay, etc.
5.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) under the contract of...

Notice of objection to Sunday working
6.(1) A shop worker to whom this paragraph applies may...

Meaning of “opted-out shop worker”
7.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), a shop worker is to...

Explanatory statement
8.(1) Where a person becomes a shop worker to whom...

Contractual requirements relating to Sunday work
9.(1) Where a shop worker gives his employer an opting-out...

Right not to suffer detriment for refusing Sunday work
10.(1) An employee who is a protected shop worker or...

Right not to be dismissed for refusing Sunday work

11.(1) Where an employee who is a protected shop worker...
12.(1) An employee who is dismissed shall be regarded for...
13.Articles 140 and 141 of the Employment Rights Order (qualifying...

Restrictions on contracting out of Schedule
14.(1) Any provision in an agreement (whether a contract of...

Dismissal on grounds of assertion of statutory right
15.In Article 135 of the Employment Rights Order (dismissal on...

Schedule 3—Repeals
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