Working time

Standard working time, night work, overtime, rest periods, young workers.

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) :: Flexible working

◉ Legislation Under provisions set out in the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 and Regulations made under it, all employees have a statutory right to ask their employer for a change to their contractual terms and conditions of employment to work flexibly …

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United Kingdom :: Working time

◉ The Working Time Regulations 1998 In 1998, the UK introduced detailed statutory rules governing working time …

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United Kingdom :: Sunday working

Shop workers (employees and workers employed to do ‘shop work’, i …

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United Kingdom :: Return to work and flexible working

◉ Right to return to work An employee on ordinary maternity leave is entitled to return to the same job …

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United Kingdom :: Rest periods

Workers are entitled to minimum consecutive rest periods of 11 hours in any 24 hours; one rest break of a minimum of 20 minutes if their shift exceeds six hours and an unbroken weekly rest period of not less than 24 hours in each seven-day period (or, at the employer’s choice, an unbroken 48 hours rest period in each 14-day period) …

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United Kingdom :: Overtime

The employment contracts of senior and professional employees will normally require them to work such hours as are necessary for the efficient discharge of their duties, with no overtime pay being due for additional hours worked …

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United Kingdom :: Night work

Night work occurs between 11pm and 6am, although the employer and employees may agree in writing (that is collective, workforce or individual written agreement) another seven-hour period covering at least the period between 12am and 5am, which means it could cover from 10pm to 5am …

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United Kingdom :: EU developments – working time

◉ Individual Opt-outs Employees have the right to opt out of the 48-hour maximum working week …

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United Kingdom :: Children and young workers

◉ Children No person under the age of 14 may work at all, except for where they are: taking part in sports, advertising, modelling, television, films, plays or other entertainment (Children working in these areas will need a performance licence); doing odd jobs for parents, relatives or neighbours; or babysitting However, this rule can be and often is relaxed by local authority bylaws to allow 13-year-old children to be employed, for example, to deliver newspapers, to stack shelves or to work in riding stables …

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