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Posted on December 31, 2015

Working Time and Rest Breaks

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19 December 2015: Rest Breaks.  In the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court  in December 2015 the EFTA Court held that an 84-hour working week imposed on resident therapists at a care home was compatible with the EU Working Time Directive. … Continue reading

Posted on October 15, 2015

Working Time and Sleep

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9 October 2015: Working Time and Sleep Earlier this year we wrote about whether the Working Time Regulations and National Minimum Wage covered time spent travelling to work. Another issue is whether an on-call night worker can claim the NMW for … Continue reading

Posted on July 06, 2015

Working Time and Travel to and from Work

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19 June 2015: Working Time and Travel to and from Work: Travel to and from work is not generally considered to be ‘working time’ for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations. But what about workers without a normal place … Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2014

Do union activities count as ‘working time’

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14 November 2014: Even though an employer may not ‘recognise’ a union formally, there may still be union representatives within the business who have union work to attend to.   In Edwards and another v Encirc Ltd (ET/2412489/13) a health … Continue reading

Posted on July 12, 2013

Rest Breaks and the Working Time Regulations

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12 July 2013: What is my right to rest breaks under the Working Time Regulations 1998?   Daily rest: All adult workers must be given a minimum of eleven consecutive hours rest during each 24 hour period during which he … Continue reading

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