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Working Time Regulations
The Working Time Regulations 1998 impose limits on workers' hours of work. Workers cannot lawfully be required to work more than an average of 48 hours a week.
However, a worker may agree to opt out of this weekly working time limit and work more than an average of 48 hours a week as long as he or she does so voluntarily and in writing.
The Working Time Regulations 1998 also give workers the right to a minimum daily rest period between each working day or shift, and to a minimum weekly rest period.
11 Nov 2019
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25 Oct 2019
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22 Oct 2019
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23 Sep 2019
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31 Jul 2019
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2 Jul 2019
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2 Jul 2019
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2 Jul 2019
Can an employer ignore a grievance if the employee no longer works for the organisation?
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15 May 2019
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14 May 2019
The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers must take steps to make sure their staff are not exceeding...
3 Apr 2019
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2 Apr 2019
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22 Mar 2019
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