Rest breaks

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  • Working time: Rest breaks can be refused without having been requested

    Date:
    13 April 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Grange v Abellio London Ltd [2017] 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.

  • Date:
    1 December 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.

  • Rest breaks and rest periods

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Grange v Abellio London Ltd, concerning the extent of the employer's obligation to put in place working arrangements to enable workers to take rest breaks.

  • Working hours policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include information on Grange v Abellio London Ltd, in which the EAT held that an employer has a proactive duty to ensure a worker's entitlement to take a rest break.

  • Working time: employers must take active steps to provide rest breaks

    Date:
    23 November 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employer has a proactive duty to ensure a worker's entitlement to take a rest break, and that entitlement will be "refused" if the employer puts into place working arrangements that fail to allow the taking of the required rest break.

  • Compensation: employer failing to provide rest breaks not liable for injury to feelings

    Date:
    1 June 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Hours of work: health (England and Wales)

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Additional information on the law on hours of work for NHS employers, including doctors in training, rest periods, the New Deal and unsocial hours. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on hours of work.

  • Government loses vote to relax Sunday trading laws

    Date:
    14 March 2016
    Type:
    News

    The Government has lost a vote in the House of Commons to devolve Sunday trading Regulations to councils.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Regulations replace previous legislation on working time and annual leave for employees in Northern Ireland.

  • Podcast: Travelling time for mobile workers counts as working time

    Date:
    25 September 2015
    Type:
    Audio and video

    On this week's XpertHR weekly, we consider the recent decision in which it was found that travelling time for mobile workers counts as working time under the Working Time Regulations 1998.