Working Time Regulations - a managers guide


Hardly a year goes by without a key case under the Working Time Regulations 1998 making the papers. The Working Time Regulations are complex health and safety derived rules which underpin how employers can run their organisations. They give workers rights to work a maximum weekly working time, to minimum daily, weekly and in-work rest breaks and to receive minimum paid annual holiday entitlement. This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to manage your organisation's obligations under the regulations effectively and should lead to a better working environment for everyone and reduce the risk of legal claims.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, you will have a greater understanding of:

The key legal and practical issues surrounding the Working Time Regulations 1998, from a manager's perspective.

The course will look at:

  • The Working Time Regulations 1998, the individuals they apply to and specified included and excluded sectors
  • What is "working time"?
  • Maximum weekly working time and calculating average weekly hours worked
  • 'Night work'
  • Rest periods and rest breaks
  • Annual leave
  • Remedies and practical considerations, including the possible content of any Working Time Policy, Opt-out Agreements and Health Questionnaires and Assessments

Authored By:

Nicola Howe has practised employment law with large commercial firms for nearly 20 years. She regularly writes and presents courses on a wide variety of employment law topics. She is a member of the Law Society and the Employment Lawyers Association.

A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon successful completion of the online course.

CPD Points: 1.5

CPD Duration (hours): 1.5

Access: 12 months from purchase date

Price: £50.00 (excludes VAT)