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
For many employees, working 9-5 doesn’t fit with their lifestyles. So, many businesses have introduced flexible working arrangements for their staff.
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
Every business has different requirements when it comes to their working time.
As an employer, you need to comply with the legal rules for work hours
There may be occasions when you need an employee to work extra hours beyond their normal schedule. This can be down to an increase in demand or absenc
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' rights
Part-time workers are a vital part of many UK businesses. This is because part-time hours can allow for more flexibility and a better work-life balanc
Different industries require differing working hours and patterns, and as a business owner - it's important you understand which type of shift pattern
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
Working from Home
Since the recent global pandemic, many organisations have discovered the benefits of working remotely.
Businesses are combining flexible, remote, and
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 Directive
As an employer, you need to know how many hours your employees can safely work. While you may have employees that ask to work more than the maximum re
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