Workers are entitled to a statutory minimum amount of paid annual leave in each leave year of 5.6 weeks or pro-rata (maximum 28 days).  A week’s paid leave means the paid time a worker would work in a working week, so for example if a worker works five days a week, a week’s paid leaveContinue reading “Holidays”

Absence From Work

An employee’s absence from work is often the basis for disputes between employers and their staff. A fundamental concept of employment is that an employee works for their employer at the times and places agreed in their contract of employment. The Working Time Regulations and other industry specific regulations, like those that regulate driver’s hours,Continue reading “Absence From Work”

Working Time Regulations

The Working Time Regulations set out the limits on how long most workers can work in a week, their right to rest periods, days off and annual leave. The Working Time Regulations 1998, Working Time Regulations 1999, Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2002, and Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2003, implement the 1993 EC Working Time DirectiveContinue reading “Working Time Regulations”