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?
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?