Editor's message: "Working time" under the Working Time Regulations 1998 is any period when the worker is working, at the employer's disposal and carrying out his or duties. Working time will generally include:
But does the working time of a mobile worker, for example a travelling salesperson, include travel to the first appointment of the day and travel home from the last customer of the day? Yes, according to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the important decision in Tyco.
Fiona Cuming, employment law editor
A further 18 categories within our suite of model documents are now listed in the order in which HR professionals might use them. This follows on from the earlier redesign of 14 key areas, making it easier than ever to find the templates that you need among XpertHR's 1,000 model documents.
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A model policy to deal with absence and other issues arising at the time of sporting or other special events such as the UEFA European Championships 2016.
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The Employment Appeal Tribunal, in Santos Gomes v Higher Level Care Ltd, considered if the employer should pay compensation for injury to feelings to an employee for denying her 20-minute rest breaks.
XpertHR editors Ellie Gelder and Sarah Anderson discuss the issues that major sporting events might present for employers in the countdown to Euro 2016.
In this week's podcast we discuss how employers can take advantage of the employee engagement opportunities that major sporting events like Euro 2016 offer, as well as highlighting some of the issues that might arise during the event such as competing requests for time off and absenteeism.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered if a tribunal can award compensation to an employee for injury to feelings where the employer fails to provide 20-minute rest breaks in breach of the Working Time Regulations 1998.
Updated to include information on Santos Gomes v Higher Level Care Ltd, concerning the extent of the compensation for failure to provide rest breaks.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to working time.