A Guide to the Working Time Regulations 1998
- Price: £3.60
- Published: August 2015
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
The Working Time Regulations 1998 and the Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (the Regulations) provide protection to workers in England, Wales and Scotland by laying down the minimum health and safety requirements for the organisation of working time. The Regulations establish guidelines for maximum weekly working time, minimum periods of daily and weekly rest and minimum periods of annual leave. The Regulations also cover aspects of night work, shift work and overall patterns of work.
In Northern Ireland, working time is covered by the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007.
This factsheet outlines who the Regulations apply to and explains what employers must do to ensure they comply with them.
Employment law is complex, and this factsheet is intended as a starting point only. Professional advice should be sought before any decisions are made.