Use this working time workflow to deal with the legal and practical steps that an employer must address when it wishes an adult worker to enter into an agreement to opt out of the 48-hour working week under the Working Time Regulations 1998.
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".
Line manager briefing looking at hours of work, including the rules that prescribe maximum working hours and the process for opting out of those rules, and exploring how to manage overtime and employees who overwork.
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