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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.
28 Jan 2021
Business secretary says review of workers' rights has been scrapped; Matthew Taylor sounds alarm about future of labour market enforcement role.
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
19 Jan 2021
Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed that the government is looking at workers’ rights now that the UK does not...
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
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
Companies in Spain can make wage deductions for employees who take coffee or smoking breaks during working hours, the country’s...
13 Dec 2019
A whistleblower who complained that staff at an NHS trust were being bullied and not given proper breaks has been...
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 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?
2 Jul 2019
Can an employer ignore a grievance if the employee no longer works for the organisation?
The most popular FAQ on...
15 May 2019
Almost one in 10 staff who drive for work have fallen asleep or nearly fallen asleep at the wheel as...
3 Apr 2019
Furness General Hospital hit the headlines in 2013 following a number of tragic baby deaths in its maternity unit. Ashleigh...
10 Dec 2018
Work dramas and project deadlines are the two aspects of the daily grind most likely to keep employees up at...
7 Nov 2018
Six Ryanair cabin crew were dismissed by the airline this week for “breach of trust” after a photograph was circulated...