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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.
10 Mar 2020
Trade union Unite has warned against extending the amount of time drivers can operate their lorries, saying that while its...
13 Feb 2020
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2 Jan 2020
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19 Dec 2019
Reports that the government’s Brexit bill will allow more UK judges to challenge the rulings of the Europe’s highest court...
13 Dec 2019
A whistleblower who complained that staff at an NHS trust were being bullied and not given proper breaks has been...
11 Dec 2019
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11 Nov 2019
A union has been formed specifically to represent architects who, say its founders, work in an industry awash with poor workplace practice.
11 Nov 2019
If the four-day week is to be a realistic option for businesses, work needs to be done on how it can be made to suit companies of different sizes.
25 Oct 2019
The clocks go back an hour at 2:00am on Sunday 27 October 2019. But what does this mean for night workers?
22 Oct 2019
More and more people are taking on “side hustles” in addition to their main job. But while supporting side hustles...
23 Sep 2019
A future Labour government would reduce the average working week to 32 hours, shadow councillor John McDonnell has told delegates at the party's Brighton conference.
31 Jul 2019
The NHS faces a bill of millions of pounds after a junior doctor won a test case yesterday about the...
2 Jul 2019
A care assistant who was dismissed has been awarded more than £35,000.
2 Jul 2019
A recent ECJ case means employers will need to more closely track employee time at work. But when does concern over employees' wellbeing turn into spying on them?