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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.
13 Jul 2004
The workers' freedom to work is more than just an employers' con trick - it's about flexibility and the right to choose
7 Jun 2004
airline pilots are planning to boycott new European rules on working hours,
which they claim could leave them too...
27 May 2004
threat of strike action by firefighters receded today when union leaders
accepted a compromise deal over night duties.
1 May 2004
The Church of England has proposed extending employment rights to the clergy for the first time which, if granted by...
1 Apr 2004
The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003 have been some time in the making. But after a number of consultations, the update to the 1976 Regulations finally comes into force this month, with a three-month period for implementation.
20 Jan 2004
If the Working Time Directive was removed, HR will be forced to work harder to ensure flexibility in the workplace. HR will also have the opportunity to showcase how vital the function is
1 Nov 2003
Don’t let personal development get in the way of the children’s bath time,
says Professor David Towler
For most people,...
14 Oct 2003
By Katherine De Souza, partner and head of employment at Marriott Harrison
23 Sep 2003
An ECJ ruling that workers should be paid if employers require them to be on call is likely to have important implications under the Working Times Regulations
24 Jun 2003
The security industry is not exempt from the Working Time Regulations, and
all security guards are entitled to rest breaks...
17 Jun 2003
By Mike Huss, senior employment law specialist, Peninsula
9 Jun 2003
security guards are entitled to rest breaks and the security industry is not
exempt from Working Time Regulations.
30 Jan 2001
Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust has been reported to the Health and Safety
Executive for failing to implement the...