Working Time Regulations determine the maximum weekly working time, pattern of work and holidays, plus the daily and weekly rest periods.
The regulations apply to all workers (not just employees) and stipulate minimum rest breaks, daily rest, weekly rest and the maximum average working week.
Working time regulations also provide for statutory minimum holidays of 5.6 weeks a year (including any bank holidays or public holidays that are taken).
The UK currently has an opt-out from the maximum average 48-hour working week, but this is under threat from the European Parliament. There are special rules for night workers and for young workers, and there are exceptions for special cases.
How can Citation help?
Citation employment law experts have the knowledge to help you create and implement the documents and police that will keep your business compliant with Employment Law. This includes any questions around time off, rest breaks, paid annual leave and other issues that may be unique to your company.
Citation can also advise on specific working regulations relative to Health & Safety practices (which are enforced by the HSE), such as the maximum weekly working time limit, night working limits and health assessments for night work.
As a client of Citation, you will gain access to a wide variety of powerful online applications, including Employee Management, Online Training and Risk Assessment Creation