Best practice on working time and work-life balance
To coincide with the TUC's 'Work your Proper Hours' day, we present a selection of links to our extensive resources on managing working time and work-life balance .
Dealing with the long hours culture
Are long hours worth it? By Kevin White and Jim Whittam, consultants with Working Time Solutions, writing in Personnel Today.
Guidance issued on tackling long hours culture XpertHR reports.
Managing working time and work-life balance issues
Hours of work and Rest breaks and rest periods XpertHR's employment law reference manual provides guidance on hours of work and rest breaks and rest periods.
How to manage working time and How to manage requests for flexible working Practical guidance from XpertHR's How to service.
Weighing up the health impact of the working time opt-out Alan Osborn assesses the workplace health implications of the UK's opt-out from the 48-hour working week, including its impact on stress.
Working time: the case law
Work-life balance does not affect productivity Progressive work-life balance practices neither harm nor improve productivity, according to a new international study of manufacturing firms undertaken by the Centre for Economic Performance.
Work-life success A selection of links to a wide array of articles on work-life balance from the XpertHR archive.
Paying for overtime
Basic pay and overtime From XpertHR's employment law reference manual.
Managing working time: Long hours and overtime From the Personnel Today Management Resources one stop guide to managing working time.
Work your Proper Hours Day (24 February 2006)
WorkSMART: Work your Proper Hours Day Visit the official campaign website, part of the TUC's WorkSMART initiative.
Best practice on rest breaks With new research suggesting the average UK lunch break has shrunk to 19 minutes 42 seconds, Greg Campbell of Faegre & Benson explains why employers should be aware of workers' rights to rest breaks.
Time to move beyond work-life balance Work-life balance as a principle failed women, and particularly mothers, far more savagely than it failed men, argues Stephen Overell.