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Work and Families Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

Section 20: Procedure for regulations as to prescribed amount of annual leave

Section 20 makes a technical amendment to Article 15 of the Work and Families (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 which empowers the Department, by regulations, to make provision conferring the right, except in prescribed cases, to a prescribed amount of annual leave in each leave year.

The amendment replaces the requirement for such regulations to be subject to the Northern Ireland Assembly's confirmatory procedure with a requirement for them to be subject instead to the draft affirmative procedure. This ensures that it will be possible to develop a single set of working time regulations and secure approval through a single Assembly process.

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