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Posted on 15 March 2012 by Conybeare Solicitors

Employment: Working Time Regulations

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Employers with employees who regularly work overtime, should be aware of a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision on the 48-hour working week opt-out. The EAT held that a requirement by an employer for an employee to sign an opt-out agreement to work overtime was reasonable and necessary to ensure the employer complied with its duty under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833) to take reasonable steps to ensure compliance with the 48-hour week.

This checklist summarises your business’ obligations under the Working Time Regulations.