Working time consultants’ advice
As professional working time consultants, the Pasfield Curran team can assist will all legislative matters relating to working hours.
Hours of Work (UK)
Workers, unless they have agreed through a defined procedure, may not be required to work more than an average of 48 hours per week averaged out over 17 weeks. If both parties agree, this can be extended up to 52 weeks.
There is an entitlement to 3 types of rest break:
Drivers of vehicles which exceed 3.5 tonnes gross weight (including trailers) engaged on journeys within the UK and other EU member states are covered by the following:
Drivers of vehicles covered by these regulations must use a tachograph to record their working hours.
"Night time" is defined as a period determined by a relevant agreement. It must be at least 7 hours in length and must include the hours of midnight to 5am. If there is no such agreement, regulations specify a default period of 11pm to 6am.
Variations and Opt Out
Young Workers Directive
Our working time consultants advise that the Young Workers Directive affects the working hours of those between minimum school leaving age and their 18th birthday. Their working time will be limited to:
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Our working time consultants will be happy to assist with all matters pertaining to employees’ hours of work.
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