Updated to include information on a relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Updated to flag up that this policy can be used if temporary increased working hours are necessary during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Updated to flag up that this policy can be used if temporary reduced working hours are necessary during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
We look at how shift and night working operates in the police sector and some of the initiatives aimed at reducing the potential negative impact of such working patterns.
A blanket shortening of the working week would be unrealistic in the UK as it would not meet the needs of different sectors, a report has found.
Updated to include information on Federación de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) v Deutsche Bank SAE, in which the ECJ held that EU law means that Spanish legislation should require employers to set up a system to record workers' actual daily working time.
Updated to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018.
In Ville de Nivelles v Matzak, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that the time during which a firefighter is on standby at home and must be at the fire station within a matter of minutes counts as "working time".
HR and legal information and guidance relating to working hours.