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 government scheme designed to help social care providers comply with minimum wage legislation has been described as a "suicide note".
As a result of the way in which the Easter bank holidays fall in 2018 and 2019, some employers will breach their employees' annual leave rights unless they furnish them with an extra day's annual leave.
A model contract clause setting out an executive director's position in relation to the working time rules on paid annual leave, working hours, rest breaks and night working.
Employees' desire for flexible working far exceeds companies' capacity to offer it, a report published today has found.
Updated to include information on the Advocate General's opinion in Ville de Nivelles v Rudy Matzak, concerning the relevance of the "quality of the time" spent by workers on call to the test for working time.
EU-derived legislation such as the Working Time Directive, TUPE and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will continue to apply once the UK formally leaves the union, it has been confirmed.
The Advocate General has taken the view that where an employer has not provided a worker with paid leave, the worker's right to paid leave carries over until he or she has the opportunity to exercise it and, on termination of the engagement, the worker has the right to payment in lieu of any leave that is outstanding.
Employees with higher levels of autonomy have better overall wellbeing and higher levels of job satisfaction, research has found.
In Grange v Abellio London Ltd  IRLR 108 EAT, the EAT held that a worker does not have to have made an explicit request to take a rest break under reg.12(1) of the Working Time Regulations 1998 for the employer to have refused a rest break for the purposes of reg.30(1)(a). It is sufficient that working arrangements operate in such a way as to prevent the break from being taken.
With spring's four bank holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. We examine the growing support for a shorter working week and potential benefits it could bring.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to working time.