The Working Time Regulations 1998 is an important piece of legislation to protect the health and safety of workers.
The laws provide the following key rights:
- A 48-hour limit on average weekly working time
- Paid annual leave
- Rest breaks
- Daily rest
- Weekly rest
There are some exceptions and excluded categories of workers, so please check with us if you have any concerns or queries and we will be happy to help you.
Simply call us on 0300 333 0303 and press option 2 to speak to one of our experienced employment advisors.
What to do if you think your employer is breaching the law on working time
You should call UnionLine for advice if you believe your employer is breaching the law. It can be very distressing if you think your employer is breaching your rights, but we are here to help.
We understand that the law in this area may be confusing but our legal advisors will be able to explain your rights clearly to you – so you know where you stand.
Please note that claims in the Employment Tribunal must generally be brought within three months of the act complained of. You must also comply with the ACAS Early Conciliation procedure. Given the tight time limits and procedural requirements it is vital that you contact us as soon as possible.