The Answers to All the Work Time Questions You’ll Ever Have
Have questions about work hours, tracking time worked, or getting paid for the time you work? We’re here to help. Keep reading to get answers to the most common work time questions.
Disclaimer: While we did our best to answer every question accurately, none of the answers should be considered legal advice.
36) What is the EU Work Time Directive?
The EU Working Time Directive is a set of regulations that businesses operating in the European Union must comply with. The Working Time Directive sets rules for:
Weekly work hours – The average working time over a seven-day period can’t exceed 48 hours. This includes overtime.
Daily rest – Employees need to get at least 11 hours of uninterrupted rest every day. They’re also entitled to 24 hours of uninterrupted rest for every seven-day period.
Night work – Night workers shouldn’t be required to work more than 8 hours in a 24-hour period. They’re also entitled to free periodical health assessments.
Rest breaks – Employers need to make sure to provide a daily rest break to employees that work for more than six hours a day.
Annual leave – Employees are entitled to a minimum of four weeks of paid leave every year.
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