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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.
28 Jan 2021
Business secretary says review of workers' rights has been scrapped; Matthew Taylor sounds alarm about future of labour market enforcement role.
25 Jan 2021
A tenth of workers have been told to re-apply for their jobs on worse terms and conditions, according to a...
21 Jan 2021
There should be no cause for alarm as the government looks at workers' rights – the working time directive is neither here nor there
20 Jan 2021
Now that the UK and the EU have agreed on the position of the UK post-Brexit, HR is left wondering...
20 Jan 2021
Updated guidance in light of how employers should handle bank holidays for furloughed staff, and an additional public holiday in 2022 for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
19 Jan 2021
Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed that the government is looking at workers’ rights now that the UK does not...
18 Jan 2021
Although ministers have denied there are plans to cut EU workers' rights, companies need to consider how they might be affected if the working hours directive were to be diluted.
15 Jan 2021
Kwasi Kwarteng has denied reports that government wants to scrap the 48-hour limit, regulations on rest periods and other elements of the EU Working Time Directive
9 Dec 2020
A senior employee at a Christian charity was unfairly dismissed after he raised health and safety concerns about the time...
27 Oct 2020
Almost two-thirds (64%) of businesses would support tightening employment laws to prevent worker exploitation.
This is according to a poll...
24 Sep 2020
After the government’s announcement this week that stricter coronavirus restrictions could be in place for a further six months –...
1 May 2020
With no real clarity as to when businesses can fully open again or how long lockdown measures will last, it...
30 Apr 2020
Proposals could enable more cases to be settled before proceedings are brought.
27 Mar 2020
Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement this year due to the coronavirus will be...