Does on call count as working time?

7 October 2019

We have decided that a number of employees need to be on call to respond to emergencies outside of normal hours. These employees are arguing that the on-call periods should be treated as work time under the Working Time Regulations and therefore health and safety legislative requirements would apply. Is this the case?

Holiday company closures — what arrangements can be made?

20 September 2019

We have seen the holiday company closures which is worrying since a significant number of our employees may be abroad on holiday. I’m concerned about staff who might struggle to return to work on time. Do you have any suggestions?