Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Ceisteanna (1506)

Jan O'Sullivan

Ceist:

1506. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if her attention has been drawn to the widespread practice of contracted private companies providing homecare packages under the HSE home support service not paying travel time or mileage for care assistants travelling between house calls; when a case (details supplied) will be legislated for; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20092/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The HSE Home Support Service is a matter for the Department of Health and the HSE and I have no role in the matter.

It would not be appropriate for to provide a legal interpretation of the National Minimum Wage Act 2000. Alleged breaches of the National Minimum Wage legislation should be taken up with the Workplace Relations Commission directly by the affected parties.