Working time: hours, leave, flexible working

You must comply with legal restrictions on employees' working hours and time off, or risk claims, enforcement action and even prosecution.

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The law on flexible working

Almost all employees with at least 26 weeks’ service have the right to ask for flexible working. Advice on how to consider flexible working requests.

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Working time FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about working time rules, including exceptions and what counts as time spent working.

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Working time regulations

Working time regulations safeguard employee health and safety. Our guide to holidays, breaks, night work and other working time employee rights.

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Flexible working FAQs

FAQs about flexible working, including employee rights to request flexible working and your obligations when it comes to granting requests.

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Flexible working

Most employees have the right to apply to you to work flexibly, provided that they have worked for you for at least 26 continuous weeks.

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Holidays FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about holiday issues including the rights of part-time workers and when you can refuse to grant leave.