Representing Employers and Employees
There are set rules and restrictions that employers must follow regarding working time . It is in your best interests to consult with a solicitor advocate who is familiar with employment laws and can help you apply the law to your particular situation. Waldegraves has the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to assist you with working time issues and requirements pertaining to:
- Working hours (48-hour maximum working week)
- Holidays (right to 28 days of paid holiday time)
- Rest breaks, daily rest and weekly rest
- Working at night
- Flexible working (right to request tailored hours)
Employers must follow particular rules involving working time. A business must give employees 28 days of paid holiday leave (which includes eight public holidays), a 20-minute rest break every five hours, and one day off every period of seven days. The law gives the employer flexibility in working hours, such as a 48-hour work week. While employers can contract out of the 48-hour work week this must be clearly defined in a written notice to the employee.
One of the upcoming areas of employment law that causes controversy involves holiday pay and normal salary pay. An employer might pay an employee normal salary, plus more to reflect holiday pay. However, when an employee takes holiday he or she is not actually paid for it. This takes away any incentive for an individual to use holiday time. This is known as "tolled up" holiday pay. At Waldegraves, we are knowledgeable of the complicated laws surrounding these matters and will represent your interests if you are facing a dispute involving holiday pay.
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Contact our firm to schedule an initial consultation. Our London working time solicitors can be reached via email or by phone on 0203 603 5377.