Hours of work

Working hours
The maximum working hours for most employees are set out in the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997.

Work breaks and rest periods
Find out about what work breaks and rest periods you are entitled to by law.

Night work
Describes how the hours of work and the health and safety of night workers are regulated.

Keeping records of working time and breaks
This page describes employers' legal duty to keep detailed records of employees' starting and finishing times, the number of hours worked by employees and any leave taken by employees.