With effect from 1 October 1998, the Working Time Regulations fulfilled the British Government’s obligation to implement the European Working Time Directive. Aston University positively discourages the working of excessive hours and has reviewed working practices in order to ensure compliance with the law.
The Working Time Regulations are extremely complex but the main provisions are set out in the information below.
For more advice on the Working Time Regulations please contact your HR Business Partner.
Policy Statement: Working Time Regulations
Tim Scott, a Partner at DWF LLP, presents a summary of the working time limits, including rules on the 48 hour opt-out period, rest breaks and working at night.
This recording is a summary of the law in this area and is not a substitute for advice on any specific circumstances you are dealing with.