The Government has published the Organisation of Working Time (Workers Rights and Bogus Self Employment)(Amendment) Bill 2019. The aim of the Bill is to amend the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (“the 1997 Act”) to prohibit (a) the practice of designating employment as self-employment (b) to bring the Garda Síochána, the Defence Forces, and doctors in training, under the protection of the 1997 Act (c) to limit the race to the bottom on workers’ rights by extending elements of the Act to the self-employed; and (d) to provide for related matters.