Staff amenities & rest rooms
Employers need to make arrangements for their workforce to take rest breaks, prepare or obtain hot drinks and be able to eat. In some cases they may n
Can Employers Place Restrictions on Toilet Breaks at Work?
One of the less discussed areas of business life is employee use of your toilet facilities. This may seem like an unimportant issue, but you should be
Some time clocks require that employees punch the time clock with a time card, some involve swiping with a swipe card and some more sophisticated tech
European Working Time Directive
The European Working Time Directive is a Directive of the European Union which was introduced in 1993 with the aim of protecting the health & safe
Flexible Working Law
For many employees, the prospect of sticking to a rigid 9 to 5 schedule may become stressful. To elevate this, many companies and businesses might con
Working from home
The connectivity provided by modern communications channels such as broadband, mobile and fibre means that for millions of employees, home working is
Can an employer change a flexible working agreement?
Sometimes your employees can request a change to their working situation. However, keep in mind in modern business employees appreciate a flexible wor
HGV working hours
If you employ drivers of heavy good vehicles, you need to make sure you follow domestic and international work rules.
Locations, speeds, and hours –
Maximum working hours
The maximum number of working hours a worker is required to undertake per week should, in normal circumstances, not exceed 48 hours. This requirement
Overtime is an excellent way for employers to meet additional demand, or resolve staff shortages, without having to take on additional staff.
In addition to normal working hours, employers may require their staff to work compulsory overtime. Unlike ‘voluntary’ overtime, compulsory overtime i
Non-productive overtime is overtime that is spent in the workplace but that is not engaged in activities that are profitable for the business. For exa
Occasionally, employers may require staff to work in addition to their contracted working hours – commonly known as overtime. This provision should be
Part time workers
Many employees work Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm, but there are also millions of individuals across the UK who also work part-time.
Whether managing essential services or offering convenience, many businesses need to be open around the clock.
That’s where shift work comes in.
Companies can add several hours to a working day by allowing their staff to work staggered hours. This is where some employees have different starting
If your business has a shortage of work, you may want to pursue an option to stop employees attending.
This is particularly important at the moment d
Why Working From Home is Good for Businesses
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the face of the working world. With people being instructed to stay at home where possible, many jobs have moved
Changing an Employees' Working Hours
From time to time, you may need to make changes to a member of staff’s contract. Going about doing so is often a confusing issue for employers.
Working Time Regulations UK
Working Time Regulations (sometimes abbreviated to WTR) and holiday allowances can prove confusing. They are one of the key areas of business manageme
Staggered working hours due to coronavirus
As businesses start to reopen after the UK government’s lockdown measures, you may now be thinking about the best approach for returning your employee