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There are a number of exclusions to the right to minimum weekly rest periods, for example in relation to shift workers when they change shift. These workers are entitled to an equivalent period of compensatory rest.
12 Apr 2017
With spring’s four bank holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. Roisin...
20 Oct 2015
More and more employees now work outside the office, whether for better work-life balance or to match the demands of...
10 Nov 2014
Is an employer breaking the law if a worker’s attendance at a trade union meeting means that the worker does...
6 Jun 2014
How much information about transferring employees must an employer give to the new employer in a TUPE transfer situation? Questions...
3 Feb 2014
Fatigue can have far-reaching implications in the workplace. John Wilkinson, who was involved in the investigation that took place following...
5 Dec 2011
Agency workers who have been working for the same hirer since 1 October 2011 will soon be reaching the end...
17 Oct 2011
Following the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Hughes v Corps of Commissionaires Management Ltd regarding compensatory rest, Emilie Bennetts...
4 Aug 2011
I’m starting a new business, which may require staff to work at night and around the clock. How do I...
11 Feb 2008
Five million workers in the UK are clocking up nearly £5,000 in unpaid overtime every year, according to recent research...
26 Nov 2007
Many organisations routinely ask key employees to opt out of working time limits even though there is little prospect that...
21 Jun 2006
Sinead Donnelly, a solicitor at DWF, provides tips on drawing up a policy on working time.
11 Apr 2006
On-call time and rest periods
MacCartney v Oversley House Management, EAT, 31 January 2006BACKGROUND Mrs MacCartney was one of two...
7 Feb 2006
Greg Campbell, partner and head of employment group (London office), Faegre & Benson
13 Dec 2004
The UK’s airline pilots are threatening not to co-operate if new laws harmonising flying hours across the EU are introduced....