• The Working Time Regulations 1998 apply, with some exemptions, to all workers, ie not only employees but also individuals such as casual workers, zero-hours workers, agency staff and some contractors. Scope of the Working Time Regulations

  • An adult worker’s working time must not exceed 48 hours per week on average, including overtime, unless the worker has signed an opt-out agreement. The 48-hour Week

  • A young person’s working time must not exceed 40 hours per week or eight hours in any one day. The 48-hour Week

  • Adult workers are free to agree to work more than the average 48-hour limit by signing an “opt-out agreement”. Opt-out Agreements

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