Working time and time off
This type of policy should cover:
- Leave and absence
This relates to staff requiring time off from work. In some circumstances, staff will be legally entitled to time off (for example, to take annual leave) and in other cases, employers may use their discretion. Having a policy in place that covers all circumstances will help to ensure that leave and absence is dealt with in a consistent manner.
- Working hours
Employers should manage their staff's working hours and keep appropriate records for their employees. Staff aged 18 or above are only permitted to work an average of 48 hours per week. However, if they wish to work more hours they have the right to do so if they sign an opt-out agreement.
Although employers do not...